Carry Oneself Meaning

(idiomatic) To behave, especially with respect to how one's speech, body language, facial expressions, and grooming convey one's opinion concerning oneself.

Example: 1877, Anthony Trollope, The American Senator, ch. 8:
  She was thin, but always carried herself bolt upright, and would never even lean back in her chair.
1915, E. Phillips Oppenheim, Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo, ch. 22:
  He was carrying himself with less than his usual stoop.
1726, Daniel Defoe, The Complete English Tradesman, ch. 21:
  [Y]et all the while they are the tradesmen's wives, they endeavour to preserve the distinction of their fancied character; carry themselves as if they thought they were still above their station.
1895, John Kendrick Bangs, Mr. Bonaparte of Corsica, ch. 11:
  "Do I not carry myself well in the hour of defeat?"
  "You do, Your Majesty."
  "Am I pale, Le B-?"
  "No--no--oh, no, not at all, Sire."
  "Tell me the truth, Le B-. We must not let the enemy find us broken when they arrive. How do I look? Out with it."
1921, Margaret Pedler, The Splendid Folly, ch. 5:
  [S]he carried herself with a little touch of hauteur—an air of aloofness, as it were.