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Examples of colleague in a Sentence
- Not since Cronkite's CBS mentor and colleague Edward R. Murrow lifted Senator Joe McCarthy by the skunk tail for public inspection had one TV broadcast reflected such a fateful climate change in public opinion. —James Wolcott, Vanity Fair, June 2003
- My colleague Gene Sperling and I were standing over my speakerphone, but for all Mario Cuomo knew we were on our knees. —George Stephanopoulos, Newsweek, 15 Mar. 1999
- Nineteenth-century naturalist Thomas Henry Huxley, a colleague of Charles Darwin, was the first to suggest that dinosaurs and birds were related. —Laura Tangley, U.S. News & World Report, 6 July 1998
- … it gets noticed no more than an hour later by another colleague of mine, whom I've never met personally but know to be an art historian … —John Barth, Atlantic, March 1995
A colleague of mine will be speaking at the conference.
on her first day at work her colleagues went out of their way to make her feel welcome
Recent Examples of colleague from the Web
Kudlow’s former colleagues also seem baffled by his transformation.
Sustaita also addressed the judge and made a tearful statement, expressing remorse for his actions, the impact on his family, former colleagues in law enforcement and the victims.
But following Fox News’ contact with the channel, a number of other former colleagues at the radio station put out statements vouching for Reid’s professional conduct.
Several of Lewis’ former colleagues from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and friends from the Florida Highway Patrol crowded the courtroom as the terms of the plea agreement were read Tuesday.
The film includes interviews with friends and former colleagues of Talley, such as Whoopi Goldberg, Fran Lebowitz, and Anna Wintour, and traces his love for fashion back to his early days in segregated Durham, North Carolina.
Mario Batali groped and forcefully kissed three women at New Orleans events, according to a new report Wednesday (May 30) from Eater, which details allegations from several fans and former colleagues of the star chef.
He had been introduced to Washington, D.C., as a mild judge from crunchy Boulder who had worshipped at a liberal Episcopal church and charmed former colleagues across the political spectrum.
Nielsen quickly impressed Kelly with her breadth of knowledge, discipline and willingness to work hard, former colleagues said.
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Did You Know?
Which of the following words come from the same source as colleague: College, legacy, collaborate, allegation, collar, relegate, delegate?
It might be easier to guess if you know that the ancestor in question is legare, a Latin verb meaning "to choose or send as a deputy or emissary or "to bequeath." All of the words in the list above except collaborate (which comes from the Latin collaborare, meaning "to labor together") and collar (from collum, Latin for neck) are descendants of legare."
COLLEAGUE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of colleague for English Language Learners
: a person who works with you : a fellow worker
COLLEAGUE Defined for Kids
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