Definition of 'man'
Example sentences containing 'man'
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They claim he would turn up at very short notice and was sometimes with younger men. The Sun (2016)But my partner says he will leave if this man comes back into our lives. The Sun (2017)There is only one man who can pick them up. The Sun (2016)Their bodies were spotted by rescue teams looking for another man seen at the top. The Sun (2017)He must be the smiling front man and often the one who tells players when they are dropped. The Sun (2016)That is a man saying 'I know best. The Sun (2016)That same month a 4x4 full of armed men pulled up next to where he was parked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I consider myself a man of the people. The Sun (2016)I was struck recently by the way modern men feel obliged to advise rising generations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It wasn't just older, white men with less education. The Sun (2016)The men had been working on damage to a mains pipeline. The Sun (2016)Two other causes of loss of libido in older men are often missed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is too much pressure on modern men to attend the birth. The Sun (2013)The sketch involved a grown man going back to his boyhood school. Christianity Today (2000)It will need a very sharp sprint from one man to overtake the other. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The gunner had seen the man fire at us. The Sun (2006)This experience made her feel unable to trust another man. The Sun (2010)It followed reports that an armed man had buried himself underground. The Sun (2011)Police appealed for witnesses who may have seen the man in the city centre to come forward. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The only defence for either man would be to plead insanity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No doubt the different circumstances gave smaller groups of men more time to weigh their options. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)They also felt more angry than the men who suppressed their emotions. EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER: A Journey Through the Science of Feelings (2005)Former colleagues say he is a man who gets things done. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Young men nowadays prefer computers and video games to football in the streets. Broken Lives (1993)We put men on the moon and dreamt of robots that could vacuum and scrub. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Two men have been charged with his murder. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The training of officers improved, as new men replaced the older feudal generals. World History: Patterns of Change and Continuity (1995)
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