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Tell your people to inquire of Harry Kellogg, the junior partner.

You stick to us in a devil of a manner,' Said Barnacle junior, looking over his shoulder.

I am the junior partner, as you say, but have not been a partner long.

You certainly know he is junior partner in the establishment where you work?

The junior partner's eyelids dropped under that stolen glance.

Correy and Kincaide entered before my junior officer could reply.

The junior partner adjusted his eyeglasses to his thin nose.

The junior partner in the firm of Phillips and Kent was indignant.

You know our junior partner, Mr. Griffin, has been very ill—I wrote you that.

No, certainly Uthoug junior had not come with lamentations and condolences.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., from Latin iunior, comparative of iuvenis "young, young man" (see young). Used after a person's name to mean "the younger of two" from late 13c. Abbreviation Jr. is attested from 1620s. Meaning "of lesser standing, more recent" is from 1766. That of "meant for younger people, of smaller size" is from 1860. Junior college first attested 1896; junior high school is from 1909. Junior miss "young teenage girl" is from 1907.

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