manful manful


  1. (adj) possessing qualities befitting a man
  2. (adj) characteristic of a man



  1. Lads fresh off the farm, like Atlanta's Mark Lemke, showed manful poise; geezers like the Twins' Jack Morris pushed guts and wiles past exhaustion.
  2. But Author Bradford, not content with his niche, has made manful attempts to emerge.


  1. New York Times movie critic Janet Maslin wrote that Montalban, "with his fierce profile, long white hair, manful decolletage and space-age jewelry looks like either the world's oldest rock star or its hippest Indian chief."
    on Jan 14, 2009 By: Janet Maslin Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. He had nothing but praise for Ford, saying that he was "modest and manful. There was confidence and courage in his bearing. ...... He assumed power without assuming airs. He knew how to treat people."
    on Dec 31, 2006 By: Gerald Ford Source: Chicago Tribune

  3. "The boys have been manful all year and it's too dramatic to talk of surrender," Cockerill said. "It's a bitter pill to lose. But I couldn't have asked for any more."
    on May 24, 2009 By: Richard Cockerill Source:

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