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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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Magdalen had made the most of her opportunities; she had learned all that the manager could teach her in the time.
Fag" and "the Coachman," who opened the scene, took leave of their memories as soon as they stepped on the stage; left half their dialogue unspoken; came to a dead pause; were audibly entreated by the invisible manager to "come off"; and went off accordingly, in every respect sadder and wiser men than when they went on.
Henry mentioned it to his friends in the public room, in the hearing of the manager.
To ask for another room would be, as he could plainly see, an offence in the eyes of the manager.
Excuse my saying so,' said the manager, leaning over to Nicholas, and sinking his voice, 'but what a capital countenance your friend has got
exclaimed the manager, quite horrified, 'you'd spoil it for ever.
The Manager, when introducing him to the public, added these words:
The Manager bowed and then turned to Pinocchio and said: "Ready, Pinocchio
And with this, and a profound bow to his patrons, the Manager retires, and the curtain rises.
It must be a strangely managed business," said the manager, "which allows men to leave it who have served for fifty years, and who are still as good as ever.
The manager started, and sprang down from his high stool.
The arrival of the manager of the paper was the signal for a great demonstration.

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