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the way

The manner in which something is done. From the way the boss struts around, you'd think she was the queen of the whole dang country. I didn't really like the way he looked at me.
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the way

In the manner that: The way he talks, you'd think he ran the company.
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He comes from a nontraditional background, he has little invested in preserving the way things have been done in the past, and his own professional background convinced him that radical change is not only necessary but will occur only with poking and prodding from multiple directions.
In the way that you remember this meal, are you in your body, looking out of your own eyes, as it you're really there eating dinner?
People are more or less comfortable where they are, doing things the way they are used to.
Many young adults like me live with the feeling that someone somewhere may be suffering because of the way that their coffee, shoes, clothes, or computers are produced, but many are too busy, tired, or already have enough of their own issues to even begin doing anything about it.
According to this story, these drugs aren't perfect (better, more promising ones are on the way), but they are effective and fairly sale.
Xiaodan Leng developed a mathematical model of the brain cortex in which they proposed that musical activity and other higher brain activities relating to thinking in pictures "share inherent neural firing patterns organized in a highly structured spatial-temporal code." In English, this means that whether we're playing music, or working on a difficult math problem, what happens to our brain cells and the way they react is very similar.
Then she said, "I guess it was the way you read it that made it seem new." That could happen more often with preparation and practice.
You have to do A, B, and then C and that's the way it's done." But sometimes, you have to leave yourself open to being more flexible than that.
Are there ways that the food service department can support the theme of teamwork in the type of meal served or maybe in the way that it is served (could it take teamwork on the part of the campers to complete the meal)?
Many also have learned that "solutions" ultimately require human beings skilled in organizing information and optimizing the way software tools and systems are implemented.
Rounding out the emphasis on the research needs of labor, Gaye Williams, assistant to the president for communication and technology of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) describes the way in which her union utilized the Internet to facilitate communications and the dissemination of information following the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
At other times, it might be less a matter of money than of working with staff to change the way they do things.
Various philosophies have swept the elementary grades for influencing the way children should be taught to read and write (Willis, 1995).
Baudry's prevailing hypothesis posits a Jewish Vorlage for the treatises which the ancient Church produced on the two ways, that is, the way of life and virtue divinely rewarded in the hereafter with happiness, as opposed to the way of death and vice leading to final divine retribution.
I am satisfied with the way in which the problem of evil functions as a way into the thought or belief of various traditions.