man of means

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n man of means a man who is wealthy
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Quotations

  • Samuel Johnson
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    “Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.”
  • Samuel Johnson
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    “I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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    “Excellence means when a man or woman asks of himself more than others do.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
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    “You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.”
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.”
  • Plato
    Plato
    “Man is a being in search of meaning.”

Idioms

Man of means - A man, or woman, of means is wealthy.
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Usage

In literature:

When I found myself a man of means, I knew that the time had come for stirring.
"Denzil Quarrier" by George Gissing
As a matter of policy, Dyce had allowed it to be supposed that he was a man of substantial means.
"Our Friend the Charlatan" by George Gissing
You want to see that I am a man of my word, that I mean what I say, and am not afraid to stick to it.
"A Life's Morning" by George Gissing
Widdowson managed the sculls without awkwardness, but by no means like a man well trained in this form of exercise.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
He will be over at Poer Hall shortly, and you will see what a Man of the Age means.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete" by George Meredith
Not to drink a proper quantum of Port, when Port was on the table, was, in Mrs. Chump's eyes, mean for a man.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
You are quite right there; there is no tinge of meanness in the man's nature.
"Hilda Wade" by Grant Allen
Manners had rented this house, and its furniture, from some great man who had gone out of office, plainly a person of means and taste.
"Richard Carvel, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Indeed, I once did an essential service to a young man by means of my ventriloquism.
"Bound to Rise" by Horatio Alger
It means that man has other means of understanding besides his reason.
"God and my Neighbour" by Robert Blatchford
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In poetry:

Not the happy and sad, for the swift flying years
Bring each man his laughter and each man his tears.
No, the two kinds of people on earth I mean,
Are the people who lift, and the people who lean.
"Which Are You?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
So, earth has gained by one man the more,
And the gain of earth must be heaven's gain too;
And the whole is well worth thinking o'er
When autumn comes: which I mean to do
One day, as I said before.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning
What more can I say your good will to inspire,
Towards those who both burn with true freedom's best fire?
I don't mean the man who your suffrages mocks,
But the friends and companions of NELSON and FOX!
"Song" by Charles Dibdin
Because he was a man that was very fond of gold,
Not altogether of the miser's craving, I've been told,
But a craving desire after good meat and drink,
And to obtain good things by foul means he never did shrink.
"Richard Pigott, the Forger" by William Topaz McGonagall
He saw his ANNIE tremble and he saw his ANNIE start,
Her changing colour trumpeted the flutter at her heart;
Young GILBERT'S manly bosom rose and sank with jealous fear,
And he said, "O gentle ANNIE, what's the meaning of this here?"
"Annie Protheroe. A Legend of Stratford-le-Bow" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Scorn no man's love, though of a mean degree
(Love is a present for a mightie king,)
Much lesse make any one thine enemie.
As gunnes destroy, so may a little sling.
The cunning workman never doth refuse
The meanest tool, that he may chance to use.
"The Church-Porch. Perirrhanterium" by George Herbert

In news:

" Bullhead ," the Academy Award-nominated foreign-language film from Belgium, is a dark, haunting and wholly original exploration of what it means to be a man.
The piece, written by a man named Martin Lindstrom, who calls himself a "fan of the consumer" (meaning what.
He's a man of simple tastes—but that doesn't mean you can't up his game.
A Surrey man is in custody after he was arrested Thursday evening on a charge of luring a minor by means of computer or other device.
The Amazing Spider-Man made over $750 million at the box office and earned a 73 percent Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, but that doesn't mean that the movie (or the character of Peter Parker) wasn't flawed.
"Art" debates the meaning of friendship after a man buys an expensive, all-white canvas .
Joseph Avenue Christmas is the story of one man's journey to the true meaning of Christmas.
But now a growing love of the four-legged friends means that one man's pet can be another's dog sausage — quite literally as far as dog bandits are concerned.
"You mean a man can be secretary of state".
Eli Manning, who's more of a bottom-line kind of guy, likes the backflips because it means there's been a touchdown.
The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack.
"Looks like now I'll have to dedicate the film to the living memory of a great man, Russell Means," Montoya said.
Looking through words about California history, my mind wanders momentarily, and a tall timeless man with reddish brown skin and long braids ala Russell Means, appears in the periphery of my daydreams.
Even if it means confronting danger- it's part of the journey of becoming a man.
Most of us have been around long enough what it means when a 92-year-old man is transferred to hospice care.
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In science:

In a tag access attack, the adversary can have some unknown means (say man-in-the-middle attacks) to access the tag of a TCP segment without obtaining the whole TCP segment.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
For sets A, B , C of nodes of D we write A ⊥⊥D B | C , and say C separates A from B (with respect to D) to mean that, in man(A ∪ B ∪ C ), every path joining A to B intersects C .
Identifying the consequences of dynamic treatment strategies: A decision-theoretic overview
Underlying all is the fact that man possesses in his vocal cords a means of producing song, in his body an instrument for rhythm, and in his mind the capacity to imagine and perceive musical sounds.
Music in Terms of Science
Basu, A. and Manning, W.G. (2006) A test for proportional hazards assumption within the class of exponential conditional mean models, Health Serv.
Spatial Discrete Choice and Spatial Limited Dependent Variable Models: a review with an emphasis on the use in Regional Health Economics
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