[ verb ] deal with verbally or in some form of artistic expression
"This book deals with incest" "The course covered all of Western Civilization" "The new book treats the history of China"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
The situation in which we find ourselves is brought_out with dramatic force in Arthur_Miller 's play The_Crucible , which deals with the Salem witch trials .(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)
And while every writer must be dealt with as a special case , the interested student will want to ask himself a number of questions about each .(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
We shall return to these statements and deal with them more fully as the evidence for them accumulates .(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
Practical management problems and their suggested solutions are dealt with in a series of SBA publications .(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)
Forty years ago an English writer , W._L._George , dealt with this subject in Eddies_of_the_Day , and said , as an example , that ' Saint_George for Merry_England ' would not start a spirit half so quickly as ' Strike frog eating Frenchmen dead '' ' !
[ verb ] take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
"Take the case of China" "Consider the following case"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
The meetings in Zurich , the statement said , would deal only with principles that would guide the three factors in their search for a coalition Government .(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The Administration 's proposals , complex and sweeping as they are , all deal with fringe areas of the housing market rather_than its core , stated Caron_S._Stallard , first vice-president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America .
[ verb ] take action with respect to (someone or something)
: "How are we going to deal with this problem?" "The teacher knew how to deal with these lazy students"
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
We shall return to these statements and deal with them more fully as the evidence for them accumulates .(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
I will deal with these later_on .(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Our technical assistance to these countries should place special emphasis on inducing the central governments to assume the role of advisor and guide which at an earlier stage foreign experts assumed in dealing with the central governments .(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
It would be well to show the populace how we deal with adulterers '' .
Before them stalked the beadle , proclaiming as he went , `` Thus the Council deals with those who break its laws - adulterers , thieves , murderers , and lewd persons .
[ verb ] come to terms or deal successfully with;
"We got by on just a gallon of gas" "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The volume of ADC cases will decrease , Martin reported , when the community is able to deal effectively with two problems : Relatively limited skills and discrimination in employment because of color .(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Science is fully competent to deal with any element of experience which arises from an object in space and time .
The house has been swept so clean that contemporary man has been left with no means , or at_best with wholly inadequate means , for dealing with his experience of spirit .(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
In_fact it has caused us to give serious thought to moving our residence south , because it is not easy for the most objective Southerner to sit calmly by when his host is telling a roomful of people that the only way to deal with Southerners who oppose integration is to send in troops and shoot the bastards down .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
For the family is the simplest example of just such a unit , composed of people , which gives us both some immunity from , and a way of dealing with , other people .
[ noun ] (business) a particular instance of buying or selling
"it was a package deal" "I had no further trade with him" "he's a master of the business deal"
Used in print(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)
He was sure that he could do better if he went_to Atlanta to get the deal financed .(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
I practically had to sign your life away , you 'll probably fire me for some of the deals I had to go_for , but '' -
[ verb ] administer or bestow, as in small portions
"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"
Used in print(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Speakers at a Tipoff_Club dinner dealt lavish praise to a group of St._Louis_University players who , in the words of Coach_John_Benington , `` had more confidence in themselves than I did '' .("Editorials"...)
The weekly loss is partly counterbalanced by 500 arrivals each_week from West_Germany , but the hard truth , says Crossman , is that `` The closing_off of East_Berlin without interference from the West and with the use only of East_German , as distinct from Russian , troops was a major Communist victory , which dealt West_Berlin a deadly , possibly a fatal , blow .
[ verb ] (business) do business; offer for sale as for one's livelihood
"She deals in gold" "The brothers sell shoes"
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
In_addition , our way of dealing directly with natural_phenomena has also changed .
[ verb ] be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
"I can deal with this crew of workers" "This blender can't handle nuts" "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
Used in print(Howard J. Parad, "Preventive casework: problems...)
In_this relationship-building stage the worker must communicate confidence in the client 's ability to deal with the problem .
Similarities to the approach which I have described are evident in the prompt establishment of a helping relationship , quick appraisal of key issues , and the immediate mobilization of treatment plans as the essential dynamics in helping to further the ego 's coping efforts in dealing with the interplay of inner and outer stresses .(Mary Savage, Just for Tonight....)
The forest had become an alien world where she strove , alone , unprotected , unguided , to deal with whatever hindrances were offered .
[ verb ] behave in a certain way towards others
"He deals fairly with his employees"
Used in print(The Miami Herald,...)
In_order_to form a new government it must deal with one of the two rival parties which gained strength .(Newark Evening News...)
Mr._Rusk should also draw comfort from Sen._Jackson 's recommendation that congressional methods of dealing with national security problems be improved .(The Wall Street Journal,...)
And in a concluding chapter about America 's stance in the contemporary_world , one senses certain misplacements of emphasis and a failure to come_to_grips with the baffling riddle of our time : How to deal with a wily and aggressive enemy without appeasement and without war .
[ noun ] (business) an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
"he made a bargain with the devil" "he rose to prominence through a series of shady deals"
Used in print(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
O_'_Banion accepted his platinum watch and the tributes to his loyalty , and proceeded with the bigger and better Republican deal .(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)
`` Why single me out on this permit deal '' ?
[ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
: "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"
[ noun ] a plank of softwood (fir or pine board)
[ adjective ] made of fir or pine
"a plain deal table"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1434