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marked man

A person who is targeted for harm or retaliation of some kind. After Ed alerted the authorities about the corruption that took place within the company, he became a marked man.
See also: man, marked

mark (something) with a white stone

obsolete To consider or indicate that something is very favorable, fortunate, or pleasurable. Usually used in passive constructions. Those are days that shall forever be marked with a white stone in my mind.
See also: mark, stone, white

*marked man

Fig. to be someone, usually a male, who is in danger from harm by someone else. (*Typically: be ~; live like ~.) Bob's a marked man. His parents found out that he's skipping school. Fred's a marked man, too. Jack is looking for him to get his money back.
See also: man, marked

marked man, a

Also, marked woman. A person singled out as an object of suspicion, hostility, or vengeance. For example, As a witness to the robbery, he felt he was a marked man, or After her fiasco at the meeting, she was a marked woman-no one would hire her. This idiom was first recorded in 1833.
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a marked ˈman

a man who is in danger of being killed by his enemies: When they discovered he was a spy, he became a marked man.
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Clogging occurred frequently and was amplified by elevated temperature of the extrusion being marked.
The maximum character size, shown in figure 2, is marked with the nozzle plate oriented vertically (straight up and down).
Why are the lives of some marked by tragedy, while others seem to have a life of ease?
The players immediately turn and run (10 yards West) and touch the line marked "A" with their foot.
The runners then turn and run (15 yards East) through the finish line marked "D".
6) On one level, Johnson uses marks, marksmen, and marked men as tropes for racism, and on another level racism becomes a trope for larger marks of the human condition.
Rutherford Calhoun, the hero of Middle Passage, is also a marked man.
That sense of our finitude and the necessity for contact with the "other" that is central to the Cain myth is what Toni Morrison retains in the stories of her marked women.
10) The tree marks her as one of out of Eden, yet the tree also connects her to her mother, marked with a cross, and the group of African slaves who were all marked in that way.
Dwayne Powell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pocahontas Bancorp, stated, "We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of Marked Tree Bancshares and the expansion of the First Community Bank franchise into the Marked Tree, Arkansas area.
Ritter Arnold, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marked Tree Bancshares, stated, "We look forward to becoming a part of the Pocahontas Bancorp organization.
The transaction is expected to be structured as a tax free reorganization whereby Marked Tree Bancshares shareholders will receive Pocahontas Bancorp common stock with the actual number of shares to be based on the stated book value per share of Marked Tree Bancshares divided by the stated book value per share of Pocahontas Bancorp, calculated as of the last quarter end prior to closing.
The proposed merger will be submitted to the shareholders of Marked Tree Bancshares for their consideration and approval.
The move to require almost every part used on a plane be marked with its own individual identification number is supported by the world's largest aircraft manufacturers and the U.
Moreover, while bar codes are typically imprinted on paper labels that are then affixed to consumer goods, Data Matrix codes may be marked directly on a product either through dot peening, ink jet, laser marking, lithography, or other methods.