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synonyms for overseers

  • superintendent
  • supervisor
  • executive
  • head
  • manager
  • head honcho
  • pit boss
  • straw boss
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How to use overseers in a sentence

Only three "screws" are on night duty in each block, but there are a hundred overseers to "run th' dump" during the day.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Order was preserved, discipline maintained, and there was no necessity for harsh measures, nor for overseers.
BLACK DIAMONDSMR JKAI
The administration of the act was committed to the magistrates and guardians in place of the overseers.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
We introduced Michelino to the overseers, directors and managers and to the doctor.
CASTELLINARIAHENRY FESTING JONES
Their acts are "alterable" by the Board of Overseers, to whom they are responsible.
COLLEGES IN AMERICAJOHN MARSHALL BARKER
Pelham helped erect the larger frame houses for the commissary, the office, and the overseers' homes.
MOUNTAINCLEMENT WOOD
“Four of my overseers have two guns each, while the remaining two have one each,” answered Don Luis.
A MIDDY OF THE KINGHARRY COLLINGWOOD
Two overseers were closely watching the process; for it is during this part of the operation that the largest diamonds are found.
MARTIN RATTLERR.M. BALLANTYNE
There is the appointment of overseers, churchwardens, and similar formal matters; but the power has departed.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
Tranquil and fearless, they were quietly disposing of a task from which some of the overseers of the poor had fled.
THE RED CITYS. WEIR MITCHELL
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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