manipulator manipulator  /mə ˈnɪp jə ˌleɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
  2. (n) a person who handles things manually

Usage(s):

  1. Half Irish and all gall, he is a sucker for other people's promises and a happily shameless manipulator of his own.
  2. Dulles' tenure helped shape the CIA into the spy agency of contemporary legend: covert manipulator, state within a state, overthrower of unfriendly governments.
  3. There was Lyndon the manipulator of men, devising byzantine plots so secretive that not even his aides knew what he had in mind.

News

  1. Charlotte man sentenced in deaths of wife, stepson

    A man convicted of killing his estranged wife and fatally beating her 11-year-old son with a baseball bat, then fleeing with the woman's car to North Carolina, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday.    Prosecutors called Curtis Lopez a career criminal and an unrepentant master manipulator motivated by pure financial greed, and a judge described his crimes as ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WSOC-TV Charlotte

  2. Man sentenced for Germantown murders

    ROCKVILLE — A man convicted of killing his estranged wife and fatally beating her 11-year-old son with a baseball bat, then fleeing with the woman’s car to North Carolina, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday. Prosecutors called Curtis Lopez a career criminal and an unrepentant master manipulator motivated [...]
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Daily Record

  3. 'Mad Men': Is Bob Benson Gay? Probably Not

    By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - (Spoiler warning: Don't read this if you haven't seen Sunday's "Mad Men," entitled "Favors") Bob Benson might be gay - or just a shrewd manipulator of 1960s homophobia. The crucial moment in Sunday's "Mad Men" was Sally Draper's terrible discovery of her father having an affair with his neighbor - but the episode also slipped in a tantalizing new clue about ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Finance Committee, said, "As expected, the administration has again failed to identify China as a currency manipulator. China recently allowed a modest crawling peg of its currency exchange rates,...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Charles Grassley Source: ABC News (blog)

  2. Shelby said the legislation was needed because despite the evidence, "Treasury has regrettably declined to label China a currency manipulator."
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Richard Shelby Source: Forbes

  3. "If some congressmen insist on labeling China as a currency manipulator and slap punitive tariffs on Chinese products, then the [Chinese] government will find it impossible not to react," Chen said in an interview with The Washington Post....
    on Mar 21, 2010 By: Chen Deming Source: Washington Post

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