The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Thirty – Vocabulary

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they carry themselves. Then again you can also fake confidence based on how you position your body. The vocab word today revolves all around body language. The word is…

BEARING

Keep reading or watch the video below see how the word ‘bearing’ is used in The Prince and the Pauper.

BEARING

DEFINITION

(n.) a person’s way of standing or moving
FACTS/CHARACTERISTICS

also can refer to carrying or tolerating something (v)
EXAMPLES

posture
manner
demeanor
NON-EXAMPLES

voice
personality

Etymology

  • Language of Origin: Old Norse
  • bera = “carry, bring, bear, endure”

Sentences/Additional Forms

  • Straightforward sentence: I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to bear all the stress that went with planning the event.
  • Sentence from the chapter: “…his embarrassments departed, and gave place to an easy and confident bearing.” (p. 177)
  • Other forms: bear (v.)

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References

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bearing

https://www.etymonline.com/word/bear?ref=etymonline_crossreference#etymonline_v_8203

https://bettechamberlin.com/tag/posture/

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