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man

Maori for SOVEREIGNTY.

MAN. A human being. This definition includes not only the adult male sex of the human species, but women and children; examples: "of offences against man, some are more immediately against the king, other's more immediately against the subject." Hawk. P. C. book 1, c. 2, s. 1. Offences against the life of man come under the general name of homicide, which in our law signifies the killing of a man by a man." Id. book 1, c. 8, s. 2.
     2. In a more confined sense, man means a person of the male sex; and sometimes it signifies a male of the human species above the age of puberty. Vide Rape. It was considered in the civil or Roman law, that although man and person are synonymous in grammar, they had a different acceptation in law; all persons were men, but all men, for example, slaves, were not persons, but things. Vide Barr. on the Stat. 216, note.

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The Captain lifted his eyes for the first time to the man, ".
But if you kill the man, why do you not kill the dog?
If the man who first found the virtue and use of fire had used his strength we would have been his slaves, as we are the slaves to-day of Little-Belly, who found the virtue and use of the fish-trap; and of the men who found the virtue and use of the land, and the goats, and the fire- brew.
When the waiter came, the man struggled to the middle of the floor.
Gathergold being discredited and thrown into the shade, the man of prophecy was yet to come.
But the generation of the man who swears truly is better thenceforward.
For two weeks the man had eluded and exceeded pursuit.
Stupid women, and all are stupid, think the first winning of the man the final victory.
Inside, between rifle and revolver, the man himself moaned and tossed in intervals of troubled sleep.
It came from the abstracter facts of the man, from what he had endured and survived, which was far beyond that of ordinary men.
On the way back they found the man who had been disarmed bending over his wounded comrade.
In quick rage he sprang at the man, who met him halfway, grappled him close by the throat, and with a deft twist threw him over on his back.