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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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Campaign executive director Steve Hosier said the campaign will launch a variety of initiatives, including appearances by a costumed Gland Man at events, the publishing of a book on the Web site and a creative contest among the advertising industry.
At gigabit transmission speeds, however, Ethernet has become a suitable protocol to connect devices over much wider networks like the MAN, which connects an enterprise's phones and computers to each other and the long-haul fiber networks beyond.
The Le Mans mode offers players a chance to simulate the 24-Hour race by choosing time-compressed 10 minute, 30 minute, one hour or six hour modes, or they can participate in an actual 24-Hour race.
com), the Terabit MAN Company, today announced the availability of the 1600 QoS IP MAN switch.
And according to mine, stranger, a real man don't ride around saying things like it's "a considerable fact that almost any man can beat up almost any woman.
While deriving the expression from Ezekiel, Wink also gives it a genealogical interpretation, such that the son of the Man is literally the offspring of an individual called "the Man.
may feel threatened by women's entrance into traditionally male arenas of power, finding in their bodies the only way to "be a man," but driving compulsive exercise and dieting regimes.
Invisible Man performs a sophisticated critique of numerous Marxist/Hegelian philosophical premises, as preached by the Brotherhood: not only the notion that history will resolve contradictions, but that individuals matter only insofar as they embody historical moments or principles; that race matters less than class in American society; that a society as complex and fluid as America's can be understood with "scientific" precision; and that an avant-garde party can embody the consciousness of entire masses of individuals.
Some regard the trials of man, his triumphs and his foibles, to be insignificant as against the vastness and grandeur of God.
54) To begin with, in order to join Live Oak Lodge between 1880 and 1920, a man would have to pay annual dues of between $6-12, an initiation fee of between $50-100, and considerably more for the additional degrees of membership.
After reading this to one audience, a young man came up to show me an application where the order of sex had also been switched.
The whole point of the "Million Man March" was to produce a huge positive number.
Many a man who beats his wife is really prompted by feelings of insecurity and dependence, which, because seen as unmanly, arouse anger at himself, which is vented on her as the cause of his insecurity and dependence.
It is so much more acceptable for a woman to take on "masculine" traits and tasks than for a man to take on "feminine" tasks and traits.