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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MANAGING

Oh, well, I think there are better ways of managing a man than just hammering at him.

He looks discontented, and fierce, as if there was no such thing as soothing and managing him.

She was proud of her father, and proud of his boats, and proud of his skill in managing them.

In fact, I know of two who are managing with a good deal less.

And the tending of living animals may be either a tending of individuals, or a managing of herds.

It was but one instance of the "managing" quality which the girl possessed.

He was a widower and his daughter was his companion and managing housekeeper.

"Of course they are," Johnson said, managing to convey just the right amount of reproach.

“You can make sure of managing him, I suppose,” said Donovan.

Just so; and for some years back Davenport Dunn managing man.

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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