leading man


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leading man actor who plays the leading male role
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  • Patrick Stewart
    Patrick Stewart
    “I am not the archetypal leading man. This is mainly for one reason: as you may have noticed, I have no hair.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “A man ought to read just as his inclination leads him; for what he reads as a task will do him little good.”
  • Saul Steinberg
    Saul Steinberg
    “The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.”
  • John A. Hannah
    John A. Hannah
    “Higher education must lead the march back to the fundamentals of human relationships, to the old discovery that is ever new, that man does not live by bread alone.”
  • James Crook
    James Crook
    “A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”
  • Angela Carter
    “It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague.”


In literature:

Your man leads you to your men at the tower.
"A Fascinating Traitor" by Richard Henry Savage
Bedad, father, I rose betimes and did it, before anny man should say he set me the lead.
"Northern Lights, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Some touch of shame came to the young man's cold heart, and he spoke to his father as the officers were about to lead him away.
"John Enderby" by Gilbert Parker
Is he a man to maintain his own, stoutly by dint of powder and lead?
"The Prairie" by J. Fenimore Cooper
I was leading the peaceful existence of an upright man, doing no harm to anybody.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
Drawing his hunting-knife Leonard cut the rimpis and brought the man from out the cave, carrying rather than leading him.
"The People Of The Mist" by H. Rider Haggard
This is the man who will marry Lady Milford, and consequently soon take the lead at court.
"Love and Intrigue A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
The rest were almost men, doing men's work, leading a man's life.
"Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories" by Henry Seton Merriman
A minute later she appeared, leading an old man, who was whimpering pitifully.
"Across the Years" by Eleanor H. Porter
I'm a lonely old man; I lead a life that I don't like, among boon companions, who make me melancholy.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In poetry:

LET a Parisian prelate lead the van
Of worthies now advancing on the stage;
Surely 'twas his own mind the pious man
Pourtray'd, when Mentor's wisdom grac'd his page.
"Enigma XXX." by Elizabeth Hitchener
The grace of God, and a supernal pow'r,
Faith plucks from heav'n — to make a man give o'er,
And thoroughly abhor, his evil ways,
And lead a life of virtue all his days.
"Advice To Believe In Christ, And An Exhibition Or Display Of The Wonderful Change That Is Wrought In" by Rees Prichard
Two roads there are, wherein all men must go;
To ruin, one — to life, the other leads —
A third, no man can from the gospels show,
Which he that goes to purgatory treads.
"Concerning Purgatory " by Rees Prichard
Child of the boundless prairie, son of the virgin soil,
Heir to the bearing of burdens, brother to them that toil;
God and Nature together shaped him to lead in the van,
In the stress of her wildest weather when the Nation needed
a Man.
"Abraham Lincoln" by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
Cease, man, to grieve, and listen to his care.
A few years fled, and all thy boys shall be
Lords of a cot, and labourers like thee:
Thy girls unportion'd neighb'ring youths shall lead
Brides from my church, and thenceforth thou art
"The Parish Register - Part I: Baptisms" by George Crabbe
Well, luck be with the gipsy man, and lead him safely home
To the old familiar caravan and ways he used to roam,
And bring him, as it brought his sires from their far first abode
To where the gipsy camp-fires burn along the Portsmouth Road.
"The Gipsy Soldier" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Area man leads coup at The Onion.
Peyton Manning threw for 310 yards and a touchdown, leading the Denver Broncos to their eighth consecutive victory Thursday night, a 26-13 win over the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum.
' Abrupt turn' leads to 2-car crash, kills 19-year-old Lake man.
A prosecutor erred in agreeing to the probation of a man who is now the lead suspect in a quadruple homicide in Northridge, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday.
One of the challenges was preventing the leading man from being eaten by a tiger.
'Hobbit', 'Iron Man 3' & 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Lead Most Anticipated Movies.
Last Friday, an Eau Claire Police officer shot and killed a man who lead officers on a high speed chase.
Rather than just pull over, the man opted to lead Burton Officer Ken Monroe on a chase.
Police hope the picture will lead to someone identifying the man.
A Reno man arrested on suspicion of torching his vehicle and causing a wildfire after leading authorities on a chase won't be charged with arson .
Facebook meeting leads to child sex assault charges for Pasadena man.
But it's Evans, playing it old-school, who has us looking forward to The Avengers next year, when the pioneering Captain leads Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk on present-day adventures.
"Iron Man 2" Will Lead to "3" and Probably "4," but That Doesn't Mean It's Good.
Eli Manning and David Wilson had huge games to lead the NFC East-leading New York Giants to a 52-27 bashing of the New Orleans Saints at MetLife Stadium.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information that leads to charges being filed against the man or his arrest.

In science:

President Bush’s new Vision for NASA (announced in Jan.’04) involves a re-prioritization of NASA activities, with more emphasis on manned missions (leading eventually to astronauts on Mars) and less on space science.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
It is shown in Ref. 14 that at Γ ≫ 1, the existence of SCL at the surface of the cylinder leads to substantial corrections to the Onsager-Manning theory.
Negative electrostatic contribution to the bending rigidity of charged membranes and polyelectrolytes screened by multivalent counterions