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pose 1

v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es
1. To set forth in words for consideration; propound: pose a question. See Synonyms at propose.
2. To present or constitute: a crisis that posed a threat to the country's stability.
3. To place (a model, for example) in a specific position.
1. To assume or hold a particular position or posture, as in sitting for a portrait.
2. To represent oneself falsely; pretend to be other than what one is: conmen posing as police officers.
a. A bodily attitude or position, such as one assumed for an artist or a photographer. See Synonyms at posture.
b. In yoga, an asana.
2. A studied or artificial manner or attitude, often assumed in an attempt to impress or deceive others. See Synonyms at affectation.

[Middle English posen, to place, from Old French poser, from Vulgar Latin *pausāre, from Late Latin pausāre, to rest, from Latin pausa, pause; see pause.]

pos′a·ble adj.

pose 2

tr.v. posed, pos·ing, pos·es Archaic
To puzzle, confuse, or baffle.

[Short for appose, to examine closely (from Middle English apposen, alteration of opposen; see oppose) and from French poser, to assume (obsolete) (from Old French; see pose1).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.posed - arranged for pictorial purposes
unposed - not arranged for pictorial purposes; "unposed photographs"


adj photogestellt
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He also possessed a philosophic bent, to the great delight of his grandfather, who used to hold Socratic conversations with him, in which the precocious pupil occasionally posed his teacher, to the undisguised satisfaction of the womenfolk.
One might have sup- posed that the doctor had been watching from his office window and had seen the editor going along the alleyway.
They were as humble as animals to me; and when I pro- posed to breakfast with them, they were so flattered, so overwhelmed by this extraordinary condescension of mine that at first they were not able to believe that I was in earnest.
A man must be dis- posed to judge of emancipation by other tests than whether it has increased the produce of sugar,--and to hate slavery for other reasons than because it starves men and whips women,--before he is ready to lay the first stone of his anti-slavery life.
Her arms hung gracefully to the ground; her body lay easily posed like that of a doe; her feet were folded under her without effort; her bosom rose and fell at regular intervals; her skin, her complexion, had that porcelain whiteness, which we admire so much in the clear transparent faces of children.
That I posed as such a hero to you, and now you would see me in a wretched torn dressing-gown, beggarly, loathsome.
He was op- posed by men who advocated that there were other plans of campaign.
Dominic had been sitting motionless, like an inanimate black cone posed on the stern deck, near the rudder-head, with a small tassel fluttering on its sharp point, and for a time he preserved the immobility of his meditation.
Tim was "a religious man" himself; indeed, he was "a joined Methodist," which did not(be it understood) prevent him from being at the same time an engrained rascal, and he came away much posed at hearing this account of my piety.
I am persuaded that Kolory himself would be effectually posed were he called upon to draw up the articles of his faith and pronounce the creed by which he hoped to be saved.
Well, that’s gin’rous,” was heard from several mouths at once, for this was a company in which a liberal offer was not thrown away; while the hunter, instead ‘of expressing any of that indignation which he might be sup posed to feel, at hearing the hurt of his young companion alluded to, opened his mouth, with the silent laugh for which he was so remarkable; and after he had indulged his humor, made this reply:
It was here that he was awaiting me as he stood posed in a majestic attitude beside his writing-table.