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1. n. one’s friend; a buddy, not necessarily male. (Also a term of address.) Look, man, take it easy!
2. exclam. Wow! (Usually Man!) Man, what a bundle!
3. and the man n. a drug seller or pusher. (Drugs.) The man won’t give you credit, you numskull!
4. and the man n. a police officer; the police; the establishment. You better check with the man before you get seen with me.
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The old man had quite an elaborate theory concern- ing the matter.
Now," he pursued, "you remember what you've undertook, and you remember that young man, and you get home
Sancho took it and, handing it to the other old man, said to him, "Go, and God be with you; for now you are paid.
What could be the contrary of any primary substance, such as the individual man or animal?
He was a man about twenty-two or twenty-three years old, but who appeared much older from ascetic exercises.
But Laurence thought it strange that a man with such a face, indicating hardly a common share of intellect, should have had influence enough on human affairs to convulse the world with war.
Sure enough, the old prophecy is true; and here we have the great man come, at last
A yard or two off his feet wouldn't be a disadvantage," chimes in the comic man, "especially as he seems so anxious to hide them.
One tendency appears alike in the philosophical speculation and in the rudest democratical movements, through all the petulance and all the puerility, the wish, namely, to cast aside the superfluous and arrive at short methods; urged, as I suppose, by an intuition that the human spirit is equal to all emergencies, alone, and that man is more often injured than helped by the means he uses.
Now, out upon thee, young man," cried the Palmer, "that thou shouldst speak so when a good stout man is to be hanged for nothing but guarding his own life
The problem is that regarding man as a subject of observation from whatever point of view- theological, historical, ethical, or philosophic- we find a general law of necessity to which he (like all that exists) is subject.
Just as the lion disappeared among the trees beyond the clearing Tarzan caught upon the down-coming wind the explanation of his new interest--the scent spoor of man was wafted strongly to the sensitive nostrils.
They had tried to teach him in the city of maniacs that he must not eat the flesh of man, and the result of their schooling was that only when aroused to anger or upon that one occasion that he had been impelled by the pangs of hunger, did he ever attack man.
He would swoop noiselessly down with his seven canoes upon the single one of the white man, and before the guns of the latter could inflict much damage upon his people he would have overwhelmed the enemy by force of numbers.
FROM now on the old man devoted himself to the training of the boy in the handling of his lance and battle-axe, but each day also a period was allotted to the sword, until, by the time the youth had turned sixteen, even the old man himself was as but a novice by comparison with the marvelous skill of his pupil.