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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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If, observing himself, man sees that his will is always directed by one and the same law (whether he observes the necessity of taking food, using his brain, or anything else) he cannot recognize this never-varying direction of his will otherwise than as a limitation of it.
It makes the strong man stronger, and the angry man to forget that he is angry.
It is of little moment that one or two or twenty errors of our social system be corrected, but of much that the man be in his senses.
While one of the watchers was on top of the divide, another man stole his wife, and he came down to fight.
When the waiter came, the man struggled to the middle of the floor.
If we call an individual man 'skilled in grammar', the predicate is applicable also to the species and to the genus to which he belongs.
He was a man with a bad face, covered with a great, black beard, and he was very, very wicked--yes, very wicked indeed.
The livery horse he had rented down in the valley was a broken-kneed, jaded, and spiritless creature, that stood calmly while its rider was dragged from its back by the wild-looking and violently impetuous man who sprang out around a sharp turn of the trail.
But the generation of the man who swears truly is better thenceforward.
Now, it is different with the young man who is not shy.
The Magician is nevertheless sent as a guest to Zarathustra's cave; for, in his heart, Zarathustra believed until the end that the Magician was a higher man broken by modern values.
Ten years before, the old man had rented three hundred acres from the lady who owned them, and a year ago he had bought them and rented another three hundred from a neighboring landowner.
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.