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Attitude


AT'TITUDE, noun [Latin actus, ago.

1. In painting and sculpture, the posture or action in which a figure or statue is placed; the gesture of a figure or statue; such a disposition of the parts as serves to express the action and sentiments of the person represented.

2. Posture; position of things or persons; as, in times of trouble let the prince or a nation preserve a firm attitude