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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRIVERS

I should not like the drivers to suspect that we were conveying such a treasure.

He enjoyed chariot-races, but used slaves or freedmen as drivers.

One of our drivers was a Russian peasant from Yaroslavl, the other, an Ossete.

It also indicates to the drivers the location of the end of the culvert.

The other saddle-horse they treated in the same way, but the drivers were left alone.

Gertrude says she always has to tip the servants and drivers and such at college.

The drivers themselves were all fully armed, only their eyes uncovered.

The drivers stuck their spears firmly into the ground and to these fastened them.

Among the drivers, stock-tenders, and messengers there were many others like him.

He saw that his apprehensions were shared by the drivers of the three or four teams just ahead.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who drives" in various senses, c.1400; agent noun from drive (v.). Slavery sense is attested by 1796. Driver's seat is attested by 1867; figurative use by 1954.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.