Usage examples for manned

  1. A strongly- manned ship, like a strong- armed man, is fond of showing its physical power, for it is one of the principal secrets of its efficiency. – The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas by James Fenimore Cooper
  2. The first two managers with whom he talked, while much impressed by him, were completely manned, but the third was disposed to consider him till he told him his name. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  3. Five minutes passed, and then she saw a boat lowered and manned. – Mr. Meeson's Will by H. Rider Haggard
  4. She's manned by as braave a lot of chaps as ever clained the seams of a deck. – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  5. A little further on the squad found a single piece of artillery, manned by a lieutenant and two or three men. – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  6. I have no doubt their hands are the cleaner and their hearts are the lighter; but I do doubt whether the offices are on the whole better manned. – Autobiography of Anthony Trollope by Anthony Trollope
  7. Lysander, enraged at this, at first only launched a few triremes to pursue him, but when he saw the Athenians coming to his assistance he manned his whole fleet, and brought on a general action. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  8. " No." They walked down to the landing- place, where the Resident's large boat was being well manned, and ammunition and rations for three or four days were being stored. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. On the other hand, we were by this time so close in with the English coast that, if we happened to encounter an enemy, it would certainly be a prowling privateer- like ourselves- heavily enough armed and manned to admit of their venturing, without much risk, over to our side of the Channel, on the look- out for homeward- bound British ships. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  10. The frigate was soon under weigh; she was evidently well manned, and as well commanded. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  11. Susannah's handsome barge had been passing up and down near the platform for the last hour, and the guards on duty had several times desired that it was to be kept at a distance from the scene of the " marriage;" but in vain; and they in their little boats were not strong enough to take active measures against the larger vessel manned by fifty rowers. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. The small boat was well armed and manned, and both set off together for the island, where they had agreed to leave us to perish! – The Pirates Own Book by Charles Ellms
  13. Now we can send a manned flight to Mars. – This Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch
  14. The cutter was manned badly at that moment. – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  15. In ten days all was ready, and the fleet, manned by seven thousand men, made sail for the island of Tidore. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  16. In the manned ship, Joe was more tense than on his other take- off- if such a thing was possible. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  17. Then first it happened that the Roman fleet was manned at the expense of individuals. – The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six by Titus Livius
  18. When they reached the next bay to the south the whale- boat was manned, and Miss Aline first, and then Patsy, were carefully handed down. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  19. True, there were a few king's ships, but the treasury was often so bare that they could not be properly armed or manned without assistance from outside. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  20. A boat was quickly lowered and manned, and O'Connor was rowed to the point of land that separated the lagoon from the ocean. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich