MANIPULATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of MANIPULATIVE
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 a.  serving, tending, or having the power to manipulate; performed by manipulation
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  Even in the field of robotics, nothing has been built which even remotely equals the manipulative capacity of the hand.
2  He was, of course, both humane and probably even saintly, but like another giant of history, he was also a shrewd and smoothly manipulative politician with a keen strategic grasp of pragmatic possibilities.
3  Using binary notation is in fact just manipulating ones and noughts.
4  He was a past-master at manipulating the media for his own ends.
5  Last night, Mark Carney, the Bank of England's Governor, described the behaviour of the traders as “highly reprehensible and clearly unlawful” – particularly as Lloyds had been among the biggest beneficiaries of the Bank of England scheme they were manipulating.
6  People think that the investigation was independent, but in fact a lot of political manipulation went on.
7  Her press conference was a masterpiece of media manipulation.
8  Any misdirected effort at manipulation or pressure may result in irreparable injury to the parts.
9  The computer can manipulate massive amounts of data.
10  The way he can manipulate my leg has helped my arthritis so much.
11  As a politician, he knows how to manipulate public opinion.
12  The thought that any parent would manipulate their child into seeking fame just appalled me.
13  Primitive man quickly learned how to manipulate tools.
14  Meanwhile, greed and vanity, using lies and fear, will once again manipulate ignorance and resentment.
15  This requires an ability to manipulate perspective that would challenge most college students of geometry.
Classic Sentence:
1  He was a pure manipulator; his brain, if he had ever had one, must have early oozed along into the muscles of his fingers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
2  As they went along, the man questioned the youth and assisted him with the replies like one manipulating the mind of a child.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
3  The abruptness of the movements of the man who was manipulating him, the freshness of the night, the air which he could inhale freely, had roused him from his lethargy.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
4  A bird's wing, comrades," he said, "is an organ of propulsion and not of manipulation.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
5  She began moulding the wax; and it was evident from her manner of manipulation that she was endeavouring to give it some preconceived form.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
6  I know that the sunlight can be made to lie too, yet one felt that no manipulation of light and pose could have conveyed the delicate shade of truthfulness upon those features.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
7  Paris is built upon a soil which is singularly rebellious to the pick, the hoe, the bore, and to human manipulation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo