Definitions

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  • noun A person who puts slaves to work.
  • noun slang a person who demands excessive amounts of work from employees.

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Examples

  • No; he's an Irishman, and a slave-driver, and my best friend.

    THE TASTE OF THE MEAT

  • Pocock1 won his spurs as a slave-driver and earned the undying hatred of the proletariat.

    Chapter 16: The End

  • My heart leapt at beholding this mighty figure of a man-killer and slave-driver, it is true, but who sprang first into the teeth of danger so that his slaves might follow, and who emerged with a half-drowned slave in either hand.

    CHAPTER XXX

  • At the height and crisis of storm he had taken charge of the Elsinore, and Mr. Pike had become, what in truth was all he was, the foreman of a gang of men, the slave-driver of slaves, serving the one from beyond -- the Samurai.

    CHAPTER XII

  • I just would have hoped for more from such a notorious perfectionist and slave-driver like James Cameron.

    Archive 2010-07-01

  • My word, she's a slave-driver -- 'Just one more heave, Mr. Sparrowhawk, and then you can go to bed for a week', -- she to me, and me staggerin '' round like a dead man, with bilious-green lights flashing inside my head, an 'my head just bustin'.

    Chapter 18

  • I just would have hoped for more from such a notorious perfectionist and slave-driver like James Cameron.

    Rabid Rewind: Avatar

  • Americans aren't to blame: after all it was another Russian scientist, Boris Rosing, who invented the cathode ray tube in 1907 and gave the world a slave-driver in each living room.

    Pavel Somov, Ph.D.: Pavlovian Sleight-of-Words

  • Americans aren't to blame: after all it was another Russian scientist, Boris Rosing, who invented the cathode ray tube in 1907 and gave the world a slave-driver in each living room.

    Pavlovian Sleight-of-Words

  • It may be unfair to say that my favorite voice of the evening was Michael Sumuel's: unfair, because as the slave-driver Osmin, Sumuel had only one aria, and therefore got to sound fresh and easy while his colleagues wore themselves out.

    Anne Midgette revisits Wolf Trap's staging of Mozart's 'Zaide'

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