Attitude

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Attitude

A subjective measure of how one or more persons feel about an event, person, or object. Marketers attempt to measure attitudes of consumers to determine the products they may buy. Likewise, analysts measure investor attitudes to estimate future market movements. See also: Sentiment indicator, Behavioral economics.
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Instead of mingling with his tribe, however, he sat apart, a solitary being in a multitude, his form shrinking into a crouching and abject attitude, as if anxious to fill as little space as possible.
After a silence of a few moments, as if adjusting his thoughts, in order to make a suitable answer to the declaration their guests had just given, another warrior arose, and placed himself in an attitude to speak.
So I faced round quickly, and took up a position in the prow, where I leant with careless grace upon the hitcher, in an attitude suggestive of agility and strength.
'But he's coming very slowly--and what curious attitudes he goes into!' (For the messenger kept skipping up and down, and wriggling like an eel, as he came along, with his great hands spread out like fans on each side.)
I could not but note the unnecessary harshness and brutality with which her guards treated her; so different from the almost maternal kindliness which Sola manifested toward me, and the respectful attitude of the few green Martians who took the trouble to notice me at all.
I will throw myself before them while you hasten through the rear doorway to your horse, and make good your escape." He spoke in French, and held his hands in the attitude of prayer, so that he quite entirely misled the ruffians, who had no idea that he was communicating with the boy.
There had been no indication in von Horn's attitude toward the girl that he loved her.
And again the boat appeared and the Fay, but about the attitude of the latter there was more of care and uncertainty and less of elastic joy.
Gerasim looked cautiously into the study several times and saw Pierre always sitting in the same attitude.
"You are adopting an attitude, sir," he said, "which, however much I may admire it from one point of view, seems to me scarcely to take into account the facts of the situation."
He maintained a belligerent attitude toward all well-dressed men.
habit, disposition, perception, knowledge, and attitude. The significance of all these is explained by a reference to something else and in no other way.

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