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In Roosevelt’s scheme of things, imperialism was a necessary “manly” duty that American men needed to take up, or risk letting the reins of global power be seized by a “more manful race.”

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He sat on my lap in rehearsals and made fearlessly manful eye contact while chatting after the show.

On the ninth day, Bruce abandoned his engines, and delivered a general assault; but still the besieged made manful defence.

Thus the word is not a vague epithet: the words simply mean, that the manful exertions of Machaon were arrested.

That's not a bad name for a warrior, sounding much more manful and valiant than Deerslayer!

And I make my oath that I never beheld so fierce and manful a combat in all of my life.

They were all soldiers—he said—in the trenches under the poisonous gas of the Prince of Darkness, and must be manful.


On this page you'll find 55 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to manful, such as: manlike, audacious, beefcake, bold, brave, and daring.

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