Surely Alex wasn't blind to the manipulation going on with intent to keep him in Texas.
The comparative feebleness of the style has led to the conjecture that, even if the basis of the prophecy be Isaianic, yet in its present form it must have undergone the manipulation of a scribe.
On the same shaft with P is fixed a brake-wheel furnished with a powerful brake B, by the proper manipulation of which the speed of paying out is regulated, the pull on the cable being at the same time observed by means of D.
No amount of skill in the manipulation of figures, no ingenuity in shifting fiscal burdens, could prevent the addition of forty-one millions to the national debt, or could countervail the appalling mismanagement at the seat of war.
It operates on manipulation of brain waves but only on highly intelligent individuals.
If a thousand like gears are to be cast, a thousand moulds must be made up, at least to an important extent by hand, for even machine moulding leaves something for careful manipulation by the moulder.
The laboratory examination may be used in subjects like physics, chemistry, geology, zoology, botany, anatomy, physiology, to test powers of manipulation and knowledge of experimental methods.
Such manipulation could not but lead to interpolations or confusions in the original text.
No deal, no manipulation by Fate, no breaking of the laws from the time-before-time.
Now, he suspected her presence was on purpose, their meeting not so much fate as manipulation by her father.