in the manner of (someone or something)

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in the manner of (someone or something)

In the style or method typical of or usually associated with someone or something. He told us the news in the manner of someone who had just lost a loved one. Why wasn't he more excited? The tech company has started releasing incremental hardware updates, much in the manner of their largest competitor in the market.
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in the manner of somebody/something

(formal) in a style that is typical of somebody/something: a painting in the manner of Raphael
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And his frustration boiled over in the manner in which his side lost to Boldmere.
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Collapsing, in the manner of Melville's The Confidence Man, two senses of the verb to act, Brown shows the regulatory force of the mask for blacks who must live up to white scripts even as they work them to other purposes.
In the manner of MoMA's much lamented "High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture," 1990-91, "Hall of Mirrors" dredges up the embarrassingly familiar hierarchy that valorizes art, while reducing everything else - in this case, film - to grist for its mill.