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A party of sailors, headed by an officer, came out of the woods, and headed for the shore.

There is an officer in this regiment of the name of Chatterton?

"You shall hear from me, sir," said the officer, biting his lips.

Four men returned to bear off their officer, but all four shared his fate.

All I ask, said Stokes, is to be laid by that officer that I may die in his presence.

She swayed a little, so that the officer tightened his clasp on her wrist.

The girl, who had halted when the officer halted, as a matter of course, did not look up.

The girl thrust forth her left hand, on that side where stood the officer.

Aggie exclaimed, insolently, and made a face at the officer.

There was a short interval of silence, then the officer's eyes at last fell.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "one who holds an office" (originally a high office), from Old French oficier "officer, official" (early 14c.), from Medieval Latin officarius "an officer," from Latin officium "a service, a duty" (see office). The military sense is first recorded 1560s. Applied to petty officials of justice from 16c.; U.S. use in reference to policemen is from 1880s.

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