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- (countable, uncountable) Demeanor; facial expression or attitude, especially one which is intended by its bearer.
1860, July 1860, exact date unknown (lyrics and music), “Stephen Foster”, in Jenny's coming o'er the green:
- Jenny's coming o'er the green, / Fairer form was never seen, / Winning is her gentle mien; / Why do I love her so?
1886, Robert Louis Stevenson, chapter 7, in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde:
- taking the air with an infinite sadness of mien, like some disconsolate prisoner, Utterson saw Dr. Jekyll.
- (countable) A specific facial expression
2007, February 10, “Claudia La Rocco”, in Stony Miens and Sad Hearts:
- It’s hard to say which is worse: the press-on smiles favored by many a ballet dancer, or the stony “I’m going to pretend this isn’t happening to me” miens often found in contemporary troupes like White Road.
demeanor; facial expression or attitude, especially one which is intended by its bearer
specific facial expression
- le mien (mine)
- “mien” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).