THIS page provides hundreds of example sentences taken from English literature, illustrating the use of various words.

‘Man’ as a verb

Below are some examples of sentences from classic literature using the word ‘Man’ as a verb.

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A little before dawn, the boatswain sounded his pipe and the crew began to man the capstan-bars.

From ‘Treasure Island’, by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Picture: These six steam locomotives were special guests of the Threkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, near Keswick in Cumbria, for its steam gala in 2015. © Chris Allen, Geograph. Licence: CC BY-SA 2.0. By Peter Trimming, Geograph. Licence: CC-BY-SA 2.0.
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Of course

As Madame Beck ruled by espionage, she of course had her staff of spies.

From ‘Villette’, by Charlotte Brontë.

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