“But, with mien of lord or lady. . . .”
That was probably where I first encountered the word—at least it’s the earliest encounter I can remember. Often, in a situation like that you’re able to infer the meaning of the word from its context and surroundings. That must’ve been what I did, because I don’t think I ever looked it up.
air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc.: a man of noble mien.
Wordsmith Wednesdays made-up example sentence:
Call me an unfair judge, but when the guy walked in, I could instantly tell he had the mien of a troublemaker.
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