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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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Shulman's heroine experiences many then-predictable disasters: illegal abortion, bodily self-hatred, feeling worthless when manless, marital rape.
1) Russ points out that "[c]areful inspection of manless societies usually reveals the intention (or wish) to allow men in .
We all know more than one female friend who is not manless because of any shortage, but because she has issues.
You are lost, nonexistent, though your eyes are open--childless, manless, cityless, ruined woman.
In this light, one of the final images preceding Arthur's plunge into Niagara Falls acquires added significance: "he found himself straying amid the billows of life like a wrecked and manless ship upon an ebbing sea.
Perhaps the saddest landmark is an art-nouveau witches' fountain in the middle of the Royal Mile, which commemorates the 300 women--mostly widows, spinsters, and the suspiciously manless, some presumably lesbians--who were burned on the site.
19) The Shadow of Night was evidently not read for OED, but among the poem's handful of new words are the following, with the source of OED's first citation, for the required sense, noted in brackets: Daphnean [Chapman's Sir Giles Goosecap (1606)]; disparent [Chapman's Iliad (1611)]; expansure [Chapman's portion of Hero and Leander (1606), other citations from Chapman's Sir Giles Goosecap and Iliad]; manless (meaning "inhuman") [Chapman's Iliad]; repulsive [Chapman's Iliad]; windy-footed [windy 9.
Sanderson's sexually antagonistic relationship with nurse Ruth (Erica Shaffer) grows more involving, and Wilson (a forceful James Van Patten), the man responsible for capturing and incarcerating Veta, develops an unexpectedly engaging chemistry with manless Myrtle.
Then she wouldn't be middle-aged, manless and still hankering after Amber's unreliable brother.
In Mothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers, daughters introduce us to eccentric women (Francine Du Plessix Gray), working mothers (Natalie Angier), guiding lights (Yu-Lan Ying), difficult mothers, "almost too large to live with" (Naomi Foner), Marxists (Nancy Kline), Victorian yet hard-working ladies (Anne Bernays), manless women (Joyce Johnson) and man-loving ones (Delia Ephron).
The result was his unique invention which he also called the "Automatically Controlled Manless Aeroplane.