elevator man

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elevator man a man employed to operate an elevator "in England they call an elevator man a liftman"
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Quotations

  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
  • Christopher Dawson
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    “The man who is fond of books is usually a man of lofty thought, and of elevated opinions.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?”
  • Charles Sumner
    Charles Sumner
    “The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation, sustained, enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.”
  • Charles Dickens
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    “A man in public life expects to be sneered at -- it is the fault of his elevated situation, and not of himself.”

Usage

In literature:

A man posted on an elevation near the sea, who, by concerted signals, directs the fishermen when a shoal of fish is in sight.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
As they approached, a lean man, carrying a black bag, darted out of an elevator shaft opposite the door, ran across the corridor, and entered.
"The Cosmic Express" by John Stewart Williamson
A man's courage is often a mere animal quality, and in its most elevated form a point of honor.
"Characteristics of Women" by Anna Jameson
Who can doubt that these little brothers of the air are one of the most civilizing and elevating factors in man's daily life?
"The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young" by Margaret Warner Morley
It elevates the platform of a man's being, so that all things appear in true proportion.
"Humanity in the City" by E. H. Chapin
Our concepts of Nature, of Life, and of Man have been almost immeasurably enlarged, refined, and elevated.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
As Plato thought, man elevates himself by elevating and sentimentalizing his affections.
"Modern Women and What is Said of Them" by Anonymous
Lying at an elevation of nearly seven thousand feet, it is blessed with a white man's climate.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
We followed the tall old man into the elevator and it began to descend.
"Dead World" by Jack Douglas
Bute, who had always been considered as a man of taste and reading, affected, from the moment of his elevation, the character of a Maecenas.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
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In poetry:

Then our faith lifts the curtain that hides
The Spirit that ordered the plan,
And assures us He ever abides
To encourage and elevate man.
"Sunset" by Jared Barhite
Eve. Yet he reflects, and wishes
That Eve should now forsake
Her hope of being happy In elevating man,
Even while I hold the fruit of exaltation!
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 3." by William Cowper
Eve. Ah, my unhappy state!
I that so much have said, so much have done
To elevate this man
Above the highest Heaven, and now so little
Can he or trust or love me!
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 3." by William Cowper
A one-armed man in a Texas
parking labyrinth
A burnt tree like a giant primeval bird
in an empty lot in Fresno
Miles & miles of hotel corridors
& elevators, filled w/ citizens
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
Take comfort, elevate thy drooping heart,
Be full of faith, thyself a man approve;
Christ soon will come, and his bless'd aid impart,
He'll soothe thy pains, and thy disease remove.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard
Cold hears thy soul the praise or cursing of posterity.
Quit of the human race, thou man of destiny!
They only could o'erthrow, who thee did elevate--
Forever thus remains thy greatness great!
"On Napoleon's Death" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov

In news:

The two men were discovered dead at the bottom of an elevator shaft in a 12-story Manhattan building, as if dumped there, one man sprawled on top of the other.
DOWNTOWN — Santa Monica police on Tuesday asked for the public's help in locating a man who they say attacked a woman in an elevator last week.
An elevator accident in which a man died at a new shopping and entertainment complex was preventable , according to a report by the state Department of Labor and Industries.
PORTLAND – A man was injured Monday night after a fall down a Portland elevator shaft .
Portland firefighters rescued a man who fell 20 feet down an elevator shaft Monday night.
For the fourth summer in a row, Ortega has returned to UC Santa Cruz, where he will help elevate Shakespeare 's "The Man in the Iron Mask" and "Henry IV Part II" with music.
A Worker at the Callaway Elevator attempts to signal the crane operator after he and another man cut a hole in the side of a grain storage bin to drain the wheat inside Thursday afternoon.
A 23-year-old Sussex County man today was ordered to stand trial for allegedly stalking Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and dragging the elderly Holocaust scholar out of a hotel elevator in California earlier this year.
In the interview, the candidate condemned what he called President Barack Obama's world view that "elevates the Earth above man" and requires insurers to pay for prenatal tests that will encourage more abortions.
NYC man pleads guilty to torching elderly woman in elevator, will be sentenced to 50 years.
Tucson News NowNYC man guilty of torching woman, 73, in elevator.
NYC man guilty of torching woman, 73, in elevator.
NEW YORK—A New York City man has pleaded guilty to fatally burning an elderly woman inside the elevator of her apartment building.
NEW YORK – A New York City man has pleaded guilty to fatally burning an elderly woman inside the elevator of her apartment building.
NEW YORK — A New York City man has pleaded guilty to fatally burning an elderly woman inside the elevator of her apartment building.
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In science:

To provide access NUSEL will install an automatic man-hoist – a small elevator – on the Ross and No. 6 that can be operated by an individual and controlled by a keycard.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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