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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishposturingpos‧tur‧ing /ˈpɒstʃərɪŋ $ ˈpɑːs-/ noun [countable, uncountable] formal  1 PRETENDwhen someone pretends to have a particular opinion or attitude He dismissed the Senator’s comments as ‘political posturing’.2 SHOW OFFwhen someone stands or moves in a way that they hope will make other people notice and admire themposture verb [intransitive]
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posturingThere was much aggressive posturing, bowing, beating of half-open wings.The male courts the female by singing and posturing, often with a small twig or leaf in his bill.But the notion of an instrument turns out to be as empty as his posturing.Ken's muscular posturing in front of the mirror is making me sick.He dismissed the Senator's comments as "political posturing."Political posturing has encouraged a degeneration into the politicization of social issues.Jeffries had turned City into a symbol of racial posturing.Now take such ritual posturing and stage it nation-wide.Janir chose skiing, which like so many sports was laced with posturing and attitude and ostentatious display.political posturingThe goal of Apollo was not practical benefit, nor even scientific research, but political posturing.Rather than expending vast sums on political posturing, we may in-stead choose to invest in potentially profitable space enterprises.While most candidates have not been chosen, the political posturing is already fierce.It was political posturing - at which parliament has excelled - at its cynical worst.
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