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1Collect the heads of dead enemies as trophies.
- ‘While headhunting no longer exists, a blending of Amerindian and European beliefs often persists in festivals and other observances.’
- ‘However, after the arrival of the Europeans, Iatmuls who practiced cannibalism and headhunting were labeled as murderers.’
- ‘They are also notorious for their traditional practices of headhunting and cannibalism.’
- ‘While Collison's depiction of a people becoming embroiled in bloody ethnic feuds and headhunting may seem a little far-fetched, he has heavily based his fictional ‘uprisings’ on firm factual ground.’
- ‘But after eight years of more or less permanent warfare, tit-for-tat raiding and headhunting, he grasped a rare opportunity for freedom.’
- ‘The practice of removing the scalp, ‘the haire skinne of the head’, from a slain enemy as a trophy, originated in ancient headhunting.’
- ‘In many societies in the Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea, the original belief systems included aspects of headhunting and cannibalism.’
- ‘It also still retains longhouses with shrunken heads hanging from the ceiling, a testimony to the days of headhunting, now finished, and less excitingly replaced in some of the tribes by dancing around covered in the blood of chickens.’
- ‘White rapacity, hypocrisy, and cant are hard to stomach, but so are cannibalism, headhunting (and its symbolic extension, scalping), and the refined torture of captives.’
- ‘Although these accounts suggest that Gogodala actively agreed to cease warfare and headhunting, this does not diminish the significance of these activities for the Gogodala at that time.’
2Identify and approach (a suitable person employed elsewhere) to fill a business position:‘successful managers are headhunted from larger companies’
- ‘‘In all professions, the people who are successful are headhunted,’ he said.’
- ‘Announcing he has been headhunted by a failing trust in Essex, he believes he will leave patients with the ‘best-designed hospital in the country’.’
- ‘In the meantime, he was headhunted by a large civil engineering firm in Ireland and he returned permanently to work in Ireland in May 1994.’
- ‘It has even created a kind of ideology, of which other countries have competed to partake: just look at the eagerness with which Australian coaches have been headhunted and academies inaugurated.’
- ‘‘I was being headhunted at the time, but I knew there was great potential here,’ said Hesse.’
- ‘She was then headhunted by CIE to run its self-insurance programme with responsibility for €150 million of financial provisions.’
- ‘We were all headhunted quickly by big pharmas at home and abroad, but for personal reasons it was important for all of us to stay.’
- ‘That was going along quite nicely, and then in '97 I was headhunted by an ISP who employed me as their inhouse web designer.’
- ‘Your shiatsu therapist is headhunted by an Internet Startup and your accountant becomes an actor.’
- ‘In two years, the company turned around a severe recruitment problem and employees who were regularly headhunted said they'd prefer to stay put.’
- ‘In the months that he and Moseley were nagging their bank managers, Craker was being headhunted for a different job.’
- ‘A born entrepreneur, at the age of 10 she managed six paper rounds and by 12 she ran a marketing operation for a local fruit shop that saw business boom to such an extent that she was headhunted by the sweet shop across the road.’
- ‘Schools are also being encouraged to link up with one or another corporation, teaching a suitably modified curriculum and giving the sponsoring businesses a chance to headhunt the more gifted pupils.’
- ‘Most were headhunted or found work via referrals from colleagues in other high-tech firms, rather than through recruitment agencies.’
- ‘Between 1997 and 2001, at least a dozen professorial level scholars of Asia were headhunted for strategic jobs elsewhere.’
- ‘Successful graduates are all now in full-time employment, some with their sponsor companies, while many were also headhunted into more lucrative positions.’
- ‘Perhaps with our investigative talents they'll be headhunting us soon!’
- ‘A shortage would push technology salaries upwards and result in staff being headhunted, according to Byrne.’
- ‘And after all, most of these high street brands continue to advertise in industry specific journals or headhunt top sector specialists.’
- ‘Cawley was headhunted from his job in a Swiss IT consultancy to which he had been commuting every week from his Galway base.’
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