Examples of bureaucrat in a Sentence
the bureaucrats at the town hall seem to think that we need a building permit to build a tree house
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As Iannucci learned in researching the film, Malenkov was a consummate bureaucrat.
Right now city bureaucrats, Council members, police, the PPA, and SEPTA all play a role.
After Medicare passed, the heads of government agencies tasked thousands of bureaucrats with getting senior citizens to sign up and physicians to agree to care for them.
Such an amendment seemed almost inconceivable when the party initially elevated a reserved, adequate bureaucrat to the presidency because leaders thought Xi was someone who could be controlled.
Those caught drunk-driving are able to keep their licences because there are no bureaucrats to revoke them.
That’s been very challenging because the bureaucrats are trying to throw obstacles in our path.
Here, Iannucci applies his craft to an offbeat black comedy (based on a French graphic novel) about Soviet bureaucrats — some befuddled, some treacherous, some deadly — trying to decide what to do when Stalin drops dead.
Its namesake, Henry Huntington, built a regional trolley system nearly a century before Metro’s vision became a gleam in some bureaucrat’s eye.
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In French, a bureau is a desk, so bureaucracy means basically "government by people at desks". Despite the bad-mouthing they often get, partly because they usually have to stick so close to the rules, bureaucrats do almost all the day-to-day work that keeps a government running. The idea of a bureaucracy is to split up the complicated task of governing a large country into smaller jobs that can be handled by specialists. Bureaucratic government is nothing new; the Roman empire had an enormous and complex bureaucracy, with the bureaucrats at lower levels reporting to bureaucrats above them, and so on up to the emperor himself.
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