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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MANAGED

She managed it with difficulty between the convulsions that were rending her.

When the Kings were weak the nobles often managed to get hold of the State.

With his meager strength he assisted, and the two managed to lower the body gently.

She rose then, and with what help Saffy could give her, managed to walk home.

It is worse than folly to expect good from the way that things are now managed.

He would conclude she had managed the matter ill, and said things she ought not to have said!

You see, he wanted to get my money illegally, but instead I managed to get his legally.

Yates gathered some fuel, and managed to coax the dying embers into a blaze.

"I know the name--he is great scientist," she managed to say.

She could not understand how Kingozi managed to survive ten hours day after day.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, probably from Italian maneggiare "to handle," especially "to control a horse," ultimately from Latin noun manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)). Influenced by French manège "horsemanship" (earliest English sense was of handling horses), which also was from Italian. Extended to other objects or business from 1570s. Slang sense of "get by" first recorded 1650s. Related: Managed; managing. Managed economy was used by 1933.

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