Definitions

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  • n. The oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control.
  • n. The best man for a job.

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Examples

  • The others could only stand and watch as multiple weapon strikes trapped Giancarlo Corsi in a vicious crossfire, and Donovan felt his jaw go slack in horror as the man fell lifeless to the floor of the shuttlebay.

    Breakdowns

  • On Christmas day, only one month later, Benny Binion, the man who had invented the World Series of Poker, died at age eighty-five.

    One of a Kind

  • I think I was talking about them all: the man on the mast; Grace and Curtis Peltier; a woman and child, a year earlier, lying on the floor of a cheap apartment; another woman, another child, in the kitchen of our home in Brooklyn a year before that again; my father, my mother, my grandfather; a little boy with a bullet wound for an eye.

    The Killing Kind

  • In every respect, he resembled the man who had taken out Lester Bargus and probably Carter Paragon as well.

    The Killing Kind

  • Therefore, as he sat behind his cluttered desk amidst the disaster area that was the kindest way to describe his office, Aldo Corsi regarded the man who now stood before him wearing a Starfleet uniform with an expression of unmitigated contempt.

    Breakdowns

  • Manhattan North, the best homicide squad in the city, maybe even in the whole country, investigated the Marilyn Hyde case for seven weeks but found no trace of the man in the subway.

    The Killing Kind

  • Not satisfied, Farny grabbed the man by the seat of the pants and threw him across a couple of tables and chairs.

    One of a Kind

  • “I think the man who killed Grace is called Lutz,” I told Marcy.

    The Killing Kind

  • I would also like you to tell us all that passed between you and the late Mr. Al Z, everything of which you and Mr. Mercier spoke two nights ago, and all that you know of the man who killed Mr. Paragon.

    The Killing Kind

  • My ears were filled with the roaring in my head and the labored, spit-flecked breaths of the man who was killing me.

    The Killing Kind

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