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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of shanghai.


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  • So as you see, when the sun comes out, Linda and Cheryl try to take the poor, poor cripple out, who then shanghais them into a Colonial Experience seriously, for a beer, and a $8 mixed drink, this is the best ride in town!

    The Malahat Summit, and I shanghai the group into Colonial Life!

  • If she shanghais the guy into it, he may love the child.

    Why Men Marry Bitches

  • He immediately shanghais the kid from the circus in the Batmobile, away from all the authorities that probably would have some small amount of concern about a recently-orphaned child:

    Archive 2005-07-17

  • Home was, alas! no longer the snug nest in which she was safe from the slings and shanghais of the world.

    The Getting of Wisdom

  • Hannah was standing on the step of the porch, holding a tin pan of chicken food in her hands, and feeding two pet bantams that she kept separate from the shanghais, which beat them cruelly whenever they got a chance.


  • My favorite scene was the one in which a lovely young widow, Alex (Patricia Wayne, also known as Patricia Cutts), shanghais Adam into attending church, and then is pleasantly surprised to find Adam can sing along without the need to look at the hymnal.

    Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

  • Diagnosed with a terminal illness, Nat shanghais his reluctant son into driving him cross-country for experimental medical treatment.

    Home Theater Forum

  • Amazon's reader is a brilliant device that shanghais book buyers and the book industry into accepting a radically diminished marketplace for published works.

    Slate Magazine

  • Elisa grabs the younger Mr. Templeton and shanghais him into the other room as Jack tries to sneak out.


  • I shall bring some friends from The Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institution -- Ph. D.s. Perhaps we can plot how to re-reform welfare after the Obama administration shanghais the poor back into the welfare trap.



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