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What is the mean of "one's bearing" in the sentence "To be a conqueror in appearance, in one's bearing, is the first step toward success."? I referred to dictionary and searched but I didn't understand the meaning in this sentence.

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"The manner in which one carries or conducts oneself" (TFD) –  Kris Nov 23 '13 at 7:33
    
@Kris Thanks for comment :-) but why you voted to close my question ? I searched and I wanted to use the knowledge of someone with more experience. By the way, I appreciate if you have any point and/or if I made a mistake. –  Fatime Nov 28 '13 at 18:52
    
Here on ELU, one who wants to ask a question is expected first look up a good dictionary and other online & offline references and mention what was found and why it was not satisfactory in the question, so that the answerers know your background effort and will be encouraged to help you if needed. Bearing is already well defined in all major dictionaries and therefore is considered General Reference on this site. As for meaning in context, it is quite obvious to a native speaker in this sentence. If you are not a native English speaker, you can ask on English Language Learners <-- please visit this site. –  Kris Nov 29 '13 at 7:15
    
@Kris Thanks for help. What can I do now? I can't delete the question? English Language Learners is good idea... –  Fatime Nov 29 '13 at 16:28
    
"What can I do now?" -- Keep coming back. ELL & ELU can help you gain better understanding of the language and hopefully will prove useful to you. –  Kris Nov 30 '13 at 6:28

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"One's bearing" is the impression your body language gives. If you walk in like a queen might, proud and regal, you could be said to have "The bearing of a queen."

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See other (more relevant) definitions as well. –  Kris Nov 23 '13 at 7:34
    
A markdown with no explanation changes nothing. –  Hack Saw Nov 23 '13 at 21:46
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@HackSaw Thanks for answer. –  Fatime Nov 24 '13 at 7:06
    
@Kris Thanks for comments. –  Fatime Nov 24 '13 at 7:06

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