colleague was our Word of the Day on 03/27/2008. Hear the podcast!
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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
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in a letter to colleagues this week, reiterated support for a stand-alone bill to protect young immigrants.
Pelosi wrote to her Democratic colleagues in the House on Tuesday.
Simple first goals: make big batches of oatmeal—even easier in the Instant Pot, according to colleagues who've been making steel cut oats in theirs.
Paul's airing of his grievances has become something of an annual tradition for the senator, who in years' past has ripped his Senate colleagues, the media and more.
The suit was filed against Impallaria, his District 7 colleague, Republican Del. Pat McDonough, the Harford County government and county leaders, including County Executive Barry Glassman and Director of Administration Billy Boniface.
Music Business Worldwide reports Cory-Smith sent out an internal memo to her colleagues on Tuesday (Dec. 19) announcing her decision to move on.
According to one researcher, a geneticist who comes across a patient with a novel, disease-causing mutation, for example, can’t send DNA samples to colleagues in Saudi Arabia who have seen similar cases.
At Hottinger & Partners, his boy-made-good banter paired well with his new colleague, Clermont-Tonnerre, who resembles a modern-day musketeer—tall, suave, and hailing from one of France’s best-known aristocratic families.
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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."
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