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  • noun Alternative spelling of yes men. plural form of yes-man.

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Examples

  • He just wants pliable yes-men, for which the Third World produces readily and maintains by government suppression of deviations in opinion.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Was I Wrong, Or Did Something Change?

  • As I said in this post on communication styles, conversations with people who disagree with me are MORE valuable than conversations with "yes-men," provided that the discussion is respectful.

    Apollo's Daughter :: March 30th, 2009

  • He filled his staff with bright young attorneys with strong opinions he did not want to be surrounded by yes-men and hired women lawyers, which was rarely done.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • Mr. Lane, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, asserted that Mr. Ellison had essentially staffed his management ranks with yes-men.

    Ray Lane's High-Profile Tech Friends Don't Necessarily Stay Best Friends Forever

  • He filled his staff with bright young attorneys with strong opinions he did not want to be surrounded by yes-men and hired women lawyers, which was rarely done.

    Wild Bill Donovan

  • They need constant reassurance and support, which often manifests itself in a crew of yes-men so they can head off any self-doubt.

    Make Yourself Unforgettable

  • I can think of no one organization that has made greater strides in converting conservatism from an intellectual movement to a mob of anti-intellectual, reactionary, yes-men for the (quite liberal) republican party.

    On Sotomayor and Your Guns

  • She wanted to run the war, and with nothing but yes-men under her she did.

    George Washington’s First War

  • I can think of no one organization that has made greater strides in converting conservatism from an intellectual movement to a mob of anti-intellectual, reactionary, yes-men for the (quite liberal) republican party.

    On Sotomayor and Your Guns

  • They need constant reassurance and support, which often manifests itself in a crew of yes-men so they can head off any self-doubt.

    Make Yourself Unforgettable

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