By Deane Barker

Definition: bearing, demeanor, attitude, or facial expression

Why I Looked It Up

From The Covenant:

By accident, he caught a glimpse of the king’s face and saw that, too, has assumed a solemn mien.


Added on

In Monsters, when describing movie critics:

In the screening room, the front-row center seats belonged to the two daily papers, papers given human form in the persons of two white men of unblinking mien.

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