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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