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Sample sentences for the GRE study word mannerism

mannerism can be used as a noun

1.An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2.I have no doubt at all that a family mannerism can be traced in these two specimens of writing. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3.The poor lady sang Killarney in a bodiless gasping voice, with all the old-fashioned mannerisms of intonation and pronunciation which she believed lent elegance to her singing. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.In most of his work Carlyle, by his style and mannerisms and positive opinions, generally attracts our attention away from his subject but in this essay he shows himself capable of forgetting himself for a moment. - from English Literature by William J. Long

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