So Italy faces a plague of maneuver, of futile deals, endemic deadlock, and, sooner rather than later, a new round of elections.
At a bare minimum, however, Benedict XVI has set the stage for an election in which the cardinals have some room to maneuver.
Trying to maneuver the massive swell, Garrett found himself within 10 feet of the perilous rocks as the wave diminished.
His aides, according to one author, came up with the maneuver of encouraging Romney to run for the Senate.
At the moment, the GOP has little room to maneuver against Clinton.
One often has to maneuver his way through little iron-legged tables and chairs, used for refreshments.
This maneuver was inexplicable—a stranger would have puzzled to make it out.
It was fought as a result of Rosecrans attempt to maneuver Bragg out of Chattanooga.
And he too gazed at the maneuver that had caught Denny's wary attention.
It took long, patient minutes to hook a door handle, then more time to maneuver the wire into position.
"planned movement of troops or warship," 1758, from French manoeuvre "manipulation, maneuver," from Old French manovre "manual labor" 13c.), from Medieval Latin manuopera (source of Spanish maniobra, Italian manovra), from manuoperare "work with the hands," from Latin manu operari, from manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)) + operari "to work, operate" (see operation). The same word had been borrowed from French into Middle English in a sense "hand-labor" (late 15c.). General meaning "artful plan, adroit movement" is from 1774. Related: Maneuvers.
1777, from maneuver (n.), or else from French manœurvrer "work, work with one's hands; carry out, prepare" (12c.), from Medieval Latin manuoperare. Originally in a military sense. Figurative use from 1801. Related: Maneuvered; maneuvering.
maneuver ma·neu·ver (mə-nōō'vər, -nyōō'-)
A movement or procedure involving skill and dexterity. v. ma·neu·vered, ma·neu·ver·ing, ma·neu·vers
To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal.