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manœuvred

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EtymologyEdit

manœuvre +‎ -ed

VerbEdit

manœuvred

  1. simple past tense and past participle of manœuvre (itself an Alternative spelling of manoeuvre.)
    • 1951, Isaac Asimov, Foundation (1974 Panther Books Ltd publication), part II: “The Encyclopedists”: chapter 5, page 59, ¶ 16⁽¹⁾ and chapter 7, page 64, ¶ 7⁽²⁾
      ⁽¹⁾ It’s well known that Seldon manœuvred the Commissioners on Trantor into ordering the Foundation established on Terminus.
      ⁽²⁾ [W]e have placed you on such a planet and at such a time that in fifty years you were manœuvred to the point where you no longer have freedom of action.