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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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A series of experiments and arguments proves to every man that he, as an object of observation, is subject to certain laws, and man submits to them and never resists the laws of gravity or impermeability once he has become acquainted with them.
He ceased, puffed at the pipe, found that it was out, and passed it over to Zilla, who took the sneer at the white man off her lips in order to pucker them about the pipe-stem.
The criticism and attack on institutions, which we have witnessed, has made one thing plain, that society gains nothing whilst a man, not himself renovated, attempts to renovate things around him: he has become tediously good in some particular but negligent or narrow in the rest; and hypocrisy and vanity are often the disgusting result.
We said that, in order to be strong, we must not fight one another, and we made a law that when a man killed another him would the tribe kill.
The women drank and laughed, not heeding the slumbering man in the corner.
For 'man' is predicated of the individual man, but is not present in any subject: for manhood is not present in the individual man.
With the party that the very bad white man was pursuing.
In that flashing glimpse, even as he reined and spurred to make his own horse leap sidewise out from under, Harley Kennan observed the scratched skin and torn clothing, the wild-burning eyes, and the haggardness under the scraggly growth of beard, of the man-hunted man.
But between us and Goodness the gods have placed the sweat of our brows: long and steep is the path that leads to her, and it is rough at the first; but when a man has reached the top, then is she easy to reach, though before that she was hard.
Not but what the shy man himself would much rather not be happy in that way.
Zarathustra recognises another higher man in the ex-pope and sends him too as a guest to the cave.
Thank you," said the old man, and he took the glass, but refused sugar, pointing to a lump he had left.
And, sir," continued the wounded man, "I suffer much and would like, if possible, to be carried to some house.
There is no vice, that doth so cover a man with shame, as to be found false and perfidious.
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.