manful : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • a  possessing qualities befitting a man
  • s  characteristic of a man

  • In the past year Matsushita has stepped up to the chairmanship of Matsushita Electric and, though he still watches overall policy, is making a manful effort to turn day-by-day .
  • At city hall, the Army band shook the ticker tape from its tubas and blew a manful Marseillaise, while the trip hammers of nearby street wreckers and a 21-gun salute shattered .
  • To the echoes of cursing, screaming and collapsing furniture, Nicky greeted them with a manful challenge: "You want a fight? Here I am!" In handcuffs, Nicky was hauled in a radio .

  • Janet Maslin in Los Angeles Times
    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."
  • Gerald Ford in Chicago Tribune
    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."
  • Richard Cockerill in
    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."

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