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manager

1. Law a person appointed by a court to carry on a business during receivership
2. Politics (in Britain) a member of either House of Parliament appointed to arrange a matter in which both Houses are concerned
3. a computer program that organizes a resource, such as a set of files or a database

manager

a person exercising responsibility for the coordination and control of work organizations. Managers are commonly divided into three strata: senior, middle and front-line, indicating a wide social and economic disparity within the category The top echelons of managers include highly paid executives of multinational corporations, whilst the lowest include foremen who may earn little more than the manual workers they work beside and supervise. In recent debates, the main issue has concerned the class location of managers (Abercombie and Urry, 1983) which can be viewed as a continuation and extension of the older MANAGERIAL REVOLUTION debate. See also INTELLECTUAL LABOUR, CONTRADICTORY CLASS LOCATIONS.
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Informed of this objection later in the day, the manager regretted that he could only offer to the lady the choice of one other bedchamber, numbered Thirty-eight, and situated immediately over the bedchamber which she desired to leave.
In due course of time, the narrative, passing from mouth to mouth, reached the ears of the manager.
Nicholas therefore proposed that they should break up at once, but the manager would by no means hear of it; vowing that he had promised himself the pleasure of inviting his new acquaintance to share a bowl of punch, and that if he declined, he should deem it very unhandsome behaviour.
Nicholas was not much disposed to sleep--being in truth too anxious-- so, after a little demur, he accepted the offer, and having exchanged a shake of the hand with the young Crummleses, and the manager having on his part bestowed a most affectionate benediction on Smike, he sat himself down opposite to that gentleman by the fireside to assist in emptying the bowl, which soon afterwards appeared, steaming in a manner which was quite exhilarating to behold, and sending forth a most grateful and inviting fragrance.
Pinocchio obediently bent his two knees to the ground and remained kneeling until the Manager, with the crack of the whip, cried sharply: "Walk
A few minutes passed and again the voice of the Manager called:
The arrival of the manager of the paper was the signal for a great demonstration.
It was remarked that the jurors appeared to be deeply interested in a rapid conversation which the manager of the "Epoque" was having with Maitre Henri Robert.
The Sunday papers 'd like to get Amateur Night done up brown in a nice little package, and the manager don't see it that way.
But the stage manager, like an ogre, barred her retreat.
What more has the Manager of the Performance to say?
That'll lose two days,' said I, 'and more if he isn't there,' for I'd grown quite keen on this up-country manager, and I felt that if I could get at him while the holidays were still on, a little conviviality might help matters considerably.

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