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noun as in subordinate

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These changes led to the early retirements of elder yakuza leaders, and many underlings also stepped aside.

It happened to the women who worked for Dan Snyder and his underlings.

During the stressful ramp-up of production for the Model 3, for instance, he comes across as raging and unstable, bullying his underlings, willing to fire anyone in sight and blaming others for problems that he himself caused.

It’s the constant threat of activating her temper that keeps her underlings hustling.

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In 2016, she sent Shen and a pair of her underlings, including current police chief David Nisleit, to Milwaukee to see for themselves how that city was incorporating ShotSpotter into its investigative work.

Christine is very flirtatious, giggling, caressing, and locking eyes with her ambitious underling.

As Stanley was absorbing this information, in walked Whitey, with his underling Kevin Weeks.

The other possibility is that the smear campaign is the handiwork of an off-the-script underling.

When he had pointed that out to an underling he was off again, and Raf was free to continue his crab's progress.

A casually minded Government took no notice of the little incident, which after all only concerned an Armenian underling.

Persis could not conceivably mate herself for life to a peevish underling like him.

Sometimes he is merely an underling, as in the case of the Massachusetts Kiehtan, and his more familiar subordinate, Hobamoc.

A huge reward was offered in the hope that it might induce some discontented underling in the band to expose his comrades.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to underling, such as: attendant, aide, assistant, deputy, flunky/flunkey, and gofer.

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