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man-hour

The amount of work done by one person in one hour. It is sometimes convenient in costing a job to estimate the number of man-hours it will take.

man hour

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

... hour The quantity of work performed by an average worker during one hour...

man-hour

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
32 words

...-hour ( person-hour ) The amount of work done by one person in one hour. It is sometimes convenient in costing a job to estimate the number of man-hours it will...

Man of the Hour, The

Man of the Hour, The (1906)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
212 words

... of the Hour, The ( 1906 ) , a play by George Broadhurst . [Savoy Theatre, 479 perf.] Alwyn Bennett ( Frederick Perry ) is a rich, idealistic young man who has gotten himself elected mayor on a reform ticket. Charles Wainwright ( James E. Wilson ), a rapacious financier, and Richard Horigan ( Frank MacVicars ), the local political boss, set out to obtain a perpetual monopoly on the city's public transportation. When Bennett refuses to grant the franchise and announces he will fight it, the men determine to use every means to destroy him. Bennett's problem...

man-hour

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Language reference
Length:
77 words

...-hour • bower , cower, devour, dower, embower, empower, endower, flour, flower, gaur, Glendower, glower, hour, lour, lower, our, plougher ( US plower), power, scour, shower, sour, Stour, sweet-and-sour, tower • Beckenbauer • Eisenhower • Schopenhauer • safflower • passion flower • bellflower • mayflower • cauliflower • wallflower • cornflour , cornflower • sunflower • elderflower • man-hour • Adenauer • manpower • brainpower • willpower • horsepower • firepower • water power • rush hour • ...

man-hour

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Pocket Oxford Italian Dictionary: English-Italian (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
5 words
man-hour

man-hour n   Reference library

Oxford Business French Dictionary: English-French

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
6 words
man-hour

man-hour noun   Quick reference

Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
40 words
man-hour

man-hour noun   Quick reference

New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
39 words
man-hour

man-hour noun   Reference library

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
23 words
man-hour

man-hour  

The amount of work done by one person in one hour. It is sometimes convenient in costing a job to estimate the number of man-hours it will take.
Man of the Hour

Man of the Hour  

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(1906),a play by George Broadhurst. [Savoy Theatre, 479 perf.] Alwyn Bennett (Frederick Perry) is a rich, idealistic young man who has gotten himself elected mayor on a reform ticket. ...
SIX hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool

SIX hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool (2013)   Quick reference

Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

... hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool A saying with many variants, it considerably antedates Napoleon (see quot. 2013 ). □ 1623 j. wodroephe Spared Hours of Soldier 310 The Student sleepes six Howres, the Traueller seuen; the Workeman eight, and all Laizie Bodies sleepe nine houres and more. 1864 j. h. friswell Gentle Life 259 John Wesley …considered that five hours’ sleep was enough for him or any man.…The old English proverb, so often in the mouth of George III , was ’six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and...

Islam and the Socialist Revolution

Islam and the Socialist Revolution   Reference library

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
522 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...understood, is not tied to any particular interests, to no specific clergy, to no temporal power. Neither feudalism nor capitalism can claim it as their own. Islam brought to the world a lofty notion of human dignity which condemns racism, chauvinism, and the exploitation of man by man. Its fundamental egalitarianism can find an expression adapted to every epoch. It behooves the Muslim people, whose destiny today is mingled with that of the Third World, to become aware of the positive aspects of their spiritual and cultural patrimony and to reassimilate them...

The Indonesian Revolution

The Indonesian Revolution   Reference library

Muhammad Natsir

Liberal Islam: A Sourcebook

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,838 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Islam have such a close connection to humane values that the estimation of a man's religious profession is based on what he does and how he does it to fulfill his responsibilities towards humanity. There are warnings in the Qur'an for the man who makes an insincere pretense of religion—called “one who makes a lie of his religion”—even though he bobs up and down [in fake prayer] five times in each 24 hours and fasts through the whole month of Ramadan. He will yet be known as the man who made a lie of his religion if he will not cast the slightest glance to the...

The New Renaissance

The New Renaissance   Reference library

Hasan Al-Bannā

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
2,333 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...ray of hope, a grain of faith, or of providing anxious persons the smallest path toward rest and tranquillity. Man is not simply an instrument among others. Naturally, he has become tired of purely materialistic conditions and desires some spiritual comfort. But the materialistic life of the West could only offer him as reassurance a new materialism of sin, passion, drink, women, noisy gatherings, and showy attractions which he had come to enjoy. Man's hunger grows from day to day: he wants to free his spirit, to destroy this materialistic prison and find space...

The Four Gospels in Synopsis

The Four Gospels in Synopsis   Reference library

Henry Wansbrough

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
30,113 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...me one hour? 41 Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ 42 Again he went away for a second time and prayed, ‘My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.’ 43 Again he came and found them sleeping, for their eyes were heavy. 44 So leaving them again, he went and prayed for the third time, saying the same words. 45 Then he came to the disciples and said to them, ‘Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? See the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is...

John

John   Reference library

René Kieffer and René Kieffer

The Oxford Bible Commentary

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
52,850 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...understand that the Son of Man who will be lifted up is really the light present among them. vv. 20–6 , these verses show how Jesus' death will lead to life. The Greeks are either proselytes or God-fearers like Cornelius in Acts 10–11 . Already in 7:35 the evangelist alluded to the mission among the Greeks. The intermediaries Philip and Andrew both have Greek names. The hour which formerly had not yet come ( 2:4 and 7:6, 8; cf. 7:30; 8:20 ) is now at hand. It is not only the hour when Jesus will be arrested, but also the hour of his glorification ( cf....

Class

Class   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,846 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...to labour from morning to night for one who cares not how soon your weak and tender frames are stretched to breaking! A huge procession to the Manchester reform meeting of 23 August 1832 was headed by a flag with the representation of a deformed man, inscribed with the *abolitionist slogan ‘Am I not a man and a brother?’ and underneath ‘No White Slavery’. The political rhetoric of patriotism also continued to be contested terrain. While the government and ruling classes used a language of patriotism both to smear reformers with the taint of French...

We Must Think Before We Act; September 11 Was a Gift to the U.S. Administration

We Must Think Before We Act; September 11 Was a Gift to the U.S. Administration   Reference library

Muhammad Husain Fadlallah Sayyid

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
Length:
5,608 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...hostile combat. When we study the question of Islam's view of the other, the other at that time was Jew or Christian. We read “word of agreement” ( kalamat al-siwa ) is the one God, even though we differ on the nature of the unity, and the unity of humanity, namely that man cannot be lord of man and come to an agreement. History indicates that Islam embraces the other and does not interfere with its basic notion. Perhaps there were problems between Muslims and Christians and Jews, just like there were problems between Muslims themselves and Christians themselves...

Utopianism

Utopianism   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
4,929 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...States in New Britain ( 1820 ). There only water is drunk with meals; each member of the population farms and has a trade; labour is confined to four hours daily, and is based upon a principle of ‘moderation and equity’. None possesses more land than is ‘requisite for comfortable subsistence’. Money and barter have been abolished; and labour and trade are governed by the principle that it is wrong ‘for a man to acquire all he can’. Machinery is widely used, but only where it decreases labour. Elected officials are unpaid; there is universal free education;...

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