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The premier and some of his colleagues observed, however, a moody silence.

Von Holzen was only a scientist, a fact of which he assured his colleagues repeatedly.

The Indian ventured to question this, and his seven colleagues were all of his opinion.

Once out of the de Naarboveck house, he could explain matters to his colleagues.

I must confess that I gave your husband and his colleagues a terrible fright the other night.

When his colleagues had read the account in the newspapers, he became quite a hero.

At the end of the fortnight, he bade adieu to his colleagues.

It was observed by his colleagues that he looked depressed and preoccupied.

The eyes of the robustious fellow began to blink, and he returned to his colleagues.

In his sudden access of choler he forgot his colleagues altogether.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Middle French collègue (16c.), from Latin collega "partner in office," from com- "with" (see com-) + leg-, stem of legare "to choose" (see legate). So, "one chosen to work with another," or "one chosen at the same time as another."

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