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What does “he had the bearing” mean in context?

What does “he had the bearing” mean in context? It would be interesting to know the origin of this ‘bearing’ in terms of context.

“I don’t want a little chat,” Pratt said. “All I want is to see the
label on that bottle.” He knew he was a winner now; he had the
bearing, the quiet arrogance of a winner, and I could see that he was
prepared to become thoroughly nasty if there was any trouble. “What
are you waiting for?” he said to Mike. “Go on and turn it round.”

Taste
by Roald Dahl

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