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synonyms for subaltern

  • assistant
  • inferior
  • subordinate
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  • superior
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How to use subaltern in a sentence

What better hap could a cavalry subaltern desire than such a fight under such conditions?
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
The subaltern flew up the narrow stairway that led to the room of the prisoner, and demanded the meaning of the outcry.
THE SPYJ. FENIMORE COOPER
Where before he had been a subaltern not always even a wage-earner—now all in a moment he had been transformed into a high chief.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
And hastily taking a paper from the hands of a subaltern, he returned to his place within the screen.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
At his return to Dresden he carried a Musket, and afterwards pass'd through all the subaltern Degrees.
THE MEMOIRS OF CHARLES-LEWIS, BARON DE POLLNITZ, VOLUME IKARL LUDWIG VON PLLNITZ
While they were talking an artillery subaltern was seen crossing the road and hurrying towards18 them.
GRAPES OF WRATHBOYD CABLE
A subaltern came to the mess room door, touching his cap and asking to speak with Major Croghan.
LAZARREMARY HARTWELL CATHERWOOD
But no subaltern durst; and Royal Highness himself was not overtakable, so far on the road.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
Both Captains behaved very poorly; and each of them had a subaltern who behaved well.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XVIII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
Captain Sliva, I beg to inform you that your subaltern officer has been lacking in the respect due to his chief.
THE DUELA. I. KUPRIN
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WORDS RELATED TO SUBALTERN

  • adherent
  • attendant
  • auxiliary
  • deputy
  • disciple
  • follower
  • hanger-on
  • hireling
  • junior
  • menial
  • minion
  • minor
  • peon
  • satellite
  • second banana
  • subaltern
  • subject
  • subordinate
  • sycophant
  • underling
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