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A man:‘he's a nice bloke’
man, boy, male, individual, bodychap, fellow, geezer, lad, fella, punter, character, customer, sort, bodguy, dude, hombrecoveView synonyms
- ‘Most of the nicer blokes were chosen by two or three women, so this was at least a vindication of my particular views on how to treat people.’
- ‘The men are ordinary blokes and the cast portray them with understanding and conviction.’
- ‘But we are convinced and satisfied that our blokes did a great job.’
- ‘Both the brother and his partner are nice enough blokes so I'm sure we can work something out.’
- ‘I had to cut him off, he was a nice bloke and everything, but I had understood him the first time.’
- ‘I had been thinking it might be nice to have a bloke about the house.’
- ‘I just thought the bloke dancing along in his computer chair was quite funny.’
- ‘If it had got one of the old blokes with heart trouble, it could have killed them.’
- ‘The poor bloke behind the counter struggled with his keyboard, tapping away for at least a minute before giving up.’
- ‘He seems such a nice bloke, however, that I left worried he was just being polite.’
- ‘Deep down, he's a nice bloke, despite his best efforts to shield that fact from the world.’
- ‘It doesn't matter if we all think the Premier's a nice bloke if he's doing a terrible job.’
- ‘He was just an ordinary bloke from the back streets of Leeds but everyone loved him and wants to pay their respects.’
- ‘I didn't envy the poor bloke who spent most of the day in the loft—it's been boiling!’
- ‘Women dress up for men, but blokes hardly ever merchandise themselves for us gals.’
- ‘The old bloke is 84 and one of the most belligerent and funniest people I've ever met.’
- ‘They are both nice blokes and it should be a good year (if I can find places to store all my stuff).’
- ‘He was a funny bloke and we were about the only people round here that he spoke to.’
- ‘Crucially, all four members get a chance to address the crowd on their own, and they come over as decent blokes for the most part.’
- ‘I don't know too much about him, but he seemed like an important man and a good bloke.’
- ‘This was much helped by a nice bloke who kept coming up to me and telling me how great the music was, and asking me to dance.’
- ‘Single blokes should note that male protesters are currently massively outnumbered by the female ones.’
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