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manipulative

muh nip yuh lay tiv

  • s  skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage
    the early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child

  • Fred was the manipulative child, having another in a series of "heart attacks""I'm coming to join you, Elizabeth!"when he needed sympathy.
  • The Checkers speech was a defiant and manipulative statement that saved a career.
  • Indeed, almost any word can, in some use, take on that extra baggage of bias or sentiment that makes for the truly manipulative word.
News & Articles

  • Group sex gone wrong: Tell All gives 'creepy' advice to propositioned couple
    Dear Tell All: I want to speak to Straight Man, who went to dinner at a married couple's house with his wife, then found hosts George and Martha interested in group sex ("Foursome, Anyone?," 5/16/2013). George and Martha were at best inconsiderate, not noticing that you felt uncomfortable around them. At worst, they are manipulative predators who were grooming you and your wife. The couple tried ...
    June 22, 2013 - Isthmus
  • 'Unfinished Song' Review: Stamp and Redgrave Tune Up a Flat Melody
    By Alonso Duralde LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Stockholm Syndrome" is a phenomenon in which kidnappers mentally overpower their victims, eventually making the hostages side with their captors. "Stepmom Syndrome," named for the shameless 1998 tear-jerker starring Susan Sarandon and Julia Roberts, occurs when manipulative movies pummel their audiences with so much emotional chicanery that viewers ...
    June 21, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • In ‘Unfinished Song,’ Vanessa Redgrave Lives for Music
    Unfinished Songwith Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp. To gag or to weep, that is the question. You may do both while watching “Unfinished Song,” a shamelessly sentimental, manipulative comic tear-jerker about a British chorus, the OAPz (for Old-Age Pensioners); a grumpy old man; and his saintly wife.
    June 20, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Gary Ackerman in Reuters
    In the wake of the elimination of the uptick rule, the value of many volatile stocks have plummeted due to an onslaught manipulative short sale practices,said Ackerman, who sits on the House Financial Services Committee.
  • Susan Sarandon in KSBW Channel.com
    When we started the animation process I was encouraged to scream a lot, but when I went back and looked at the cartoon, I found that she was much more confident and manipulative,explained Sarandon, who also got to be sinister as the queen's...
  • Germaine Greer in AFP
    I don't like Hillary because she's so bossy and cold and manipulative and stuff, and I don't think having her in power is going to make any difference, basically, because she will have the same set of advisers,Greer said.

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