• WordNet 3.6
    • v manoeuver perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense
    • v manoeuver direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    • v manoeuver act in order to achieve a certain goal "He maneuvered to get the chairmanship","She maneuvered herself into the directorship"
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In literature:

In consequence of this prudent manoeuver our folks came through the tumult uninjured and without damage.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
This manoeuver was brilliantly executed.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Buck watched his manoeuvering with secret amusement.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
And Buckley Simmons, in an obvious improvement upon that manoeuver, kicked the animal behind the ear.
"Mountain Blood" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The ship still manoeuvered.
"The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet" by Kenneth Ward
Mary trembled with positive relief at the signal success of her manoeuver.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
He was so utterly innocent of their manoeuvers against his peace!
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
It is a pity that the collector of impressions was unable to appreciate these manoeuvers.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
The thing would require manoeuvering.
"The Camerons of Highboro" by Beth B. Gilchrist
It's best to clear all decks afore manoeuvers are begun in earnest.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
Thus entrapped, the French sailors fought with desperate courage, but they were out-manoeuvered, and the English cross-fire was deadly.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
So no one was deceived by Mrs. O'Brien's manoeuver of begging them to await their father's judgment in the matter.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
We then cut loose in order to get ready to manoeuver.
"The Adventures of the U-202" by E. Spiegel
He manoeuvered so that in a few minutes the vessels lay side by side.
"Stories of Our Naval Heroes" by Various
She manoeuvered two or three times to get a word with Tucker, but he seemed unconscious of her efforts.
"Come Out of the Kitchen!" by Alice Duer Miller
He went up, then down, twisting this way and that, manoeuvering with brilliant skill.
"Under Fire For Servia" by Colonel James Fiske
Cosden manoeuvered so that he had a word with Edith before they separated.
"The Bachelors" by William Dana Orcutt
Crawford could be arrested, therefore, only by being gotten into another country by some clever manoeuver.
"True Detective Stories" by Cleveland Moffett
The ships outside were being manoeuvered or changed every day.
"The Boy Spy" by Joseph Kerby
Virginia surveyed the manoeuvering orphans comprehensively.
"The Triumph of Virginia Dale" by John Francis, Jr.

In science:

Thus most of this paper is spent manoeuvering into a position where we can use this result.
A 3-local characterization of Co_2
Evidently, the sole purpose of this manoeuver is to make it manifest that nothing physical depends on an arbitrary numbering of the particles.
How Classical Particles Emerge From the Quantum World