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1‘the priest quietly resumed his kneeling posture’
position, pose, attitude, stance
2‘she took ballet lessons to improve her posture’
bearing, carriage, comportment, way of sitting, way of standing, stance
3‘trade unions adopted a more militant posture in wage negotiations’
attitude, stance, stand, standpoint, view, point of view, viewpoint, opinion, position, way of thinking, frame of mind, outlook, angle, slant, perspective
1‘Keith postured, flexing his biceps for Douglas to see’
pose, strike an attitude, put on airs, attitudinize, behave affectedly, strut
informal show off
North American informal cop an attitude, hot-dog
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