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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
Huttner and colleagues conducted a Phase 1 trial of the vaccine in 2014-2015 in Switzerland.
Patricia’s buoyant personality endeared him to players and colleagues during a 12-year run as an assistant with the New England Patriots, but few outside the walls got a chance to experience it firsthand.
Former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn emphasized to colleagues the importance to markets of not publicly second-guessing monetary-policy decisions.
Zeitlin served as mentor and colleague to Carey McWilliams and Aldous Huxley and helped bring the latter to California in 1937.
The Annals of Internal Medicine is supporting the project and is urging colleagues to take the pledge to at least commit to talking about firearm safety with their at-risk patients.
Gordon Teskey, a Harvard English professor, wrote in a tribute sent to colleagues.
Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has flourished under director Joseph C. Thompson, Mr. Krens’s former colleague at the Williams College Museum of Art.
This weekend isn't the first time Orr's admirers and colleagues gathered in Cleveland to honor him.
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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
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