Thesaurus / functionary
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The stranger regarded Hedges attentively, rather to the discomfiture of that functionary, who thought he was doubted.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
On glancing at the address, the parochial functionary observed that it contained no name.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
Algernon relied on Mr. Gibbs, he said, and made himself very pleasant in his dealings with that functionary.
A CHARMING FELLOW, VOLUME II (OF 3)FRANCES ELEANOR TROLLOPE
A door slammed at the rear upon the retreating German, whom this superior functionary had dispatched about his business.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
And I may add that the baby in arms was rarely trusted to this functionary, except for airings in the garden under my eye.
THIRTY YEARS IN AUSTRALIAADA CAMBRIDGE
He would have even avoided his taciturn landlord as he drove up to the door; but that functionary waylaid him on the steps.
TALES OF THE ARGONAUTSBRET HARTE
A parish registrar must be a very important functionary in the estimation of these High Church devotees.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
When that clock-governed functionary was missing something indeed must be going wrong.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
Besides lecturing, this functionary is the medium of all the students' pecuniary relations with the college.
On appealing to the local magistrate, he was treated by that functionary with great discourtesy.
WORDS RELATED TO FUNCTIONARY
- big shot
- civil servant
- front office
- head person
- top brass
- top dog
- top drawer
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