Origin of manipulation
Examples from the Web for manipulation
I asked Christian publisher Crossway Books for their assessment of the manipulation of the best-seller lists.How the Religious Right Scams Its Way Onto the New York Times Bestseller List
November 16, 2014
The manipulation of fear about things that won't kill us, is killing us.The Fear About Things That Won't Kill Us Is Killing Us
October 25, 2014
At the same time, Private Violence shows how much of domestic abuse is about control and manipulation rather than sheer brutality.The Worst Question for Abuse Victims
October 20, 2014
But viewers know the rules of these shows, how they are crafted and stories manipulated, and are complicit with the manipulation.‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ Loses a Leg in Sixth-Season Finale
July 23, 2014
“There was a kind of manipulation, which was hard to handle,” agreed Exarchopoulos.The ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ Feud and More Actresses Who Were Terrorized By Directors
October 25, 2013
I anticipate no difficulty, though it requires some thought in manipulation.
Directions for the manipulation of the apparatus are given by the manufacturers.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
The girl did not answer, but busied herself with the manipulation of her machine.The Hound From The North
His own manipulation of the wheel was nothing short of wizardry.Gigolo
You're more used to those determinations and that type of manipulation than we are.The Black Star Passes
John W Campbell
Word Origin and History for manipulation
c.1730, a method of digging ore, from French manipulation, from manipule "handful" (a pharmacists' measure), from Latin manipulus "handful, sheaf, bundle," from manus "hand" (see manual) + root of plere "to fill" (see pleio-). Sense of "skillful handling of objects" is first recorded 1826; extended 1828 to "handling of persons" as well as objects.
- The act or the practice of manipulating.
- The state of being manipulated.