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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
Now, Wasserman Schultz is joined by her Democratic colleagues in Washington, including Miami Gardens Rep. Frederica Wilson.
The dean called colleagues at schools outside of the U.S. to find me a new home, including the University of Toronto.
Still, no matter how much Petrino likes and respects new Purdue coach Jeff Brohm as a friend, coaching colleague and former U of L player, Saturday's game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is about business and trying to get a victory.
As one of my colleagues pointed out, the Hound easily could've made a throwaway comment about the amount of time they were stranded on the lake.
But Mackenzie Davis infuses her character with life and nuance, and Cameron, like all of her friends and colleagues, has changed over time.
Marria Blinn, who taught at Meadow Ridge and other District 135 schools, is among the friends and former colleagues who volunteer to help.
Created by Collins and colleagues and first reported in 2008, ZooMS typically uses collagen extracted from a fossil.
These are exactly the kind of questions Marshall and his colleagues analyzed in 1947.
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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
Definition of colleague for Students
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