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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
One of her first tasks at Uber, according to colleagues, was to help Kalanick answer a crucial question: Should the company ignore taxi regulations?
Noticing that a female colleague's comment was ignored and repeating it with credit, a technique known as amplification: That's emotional labor.
On a busy Saturday night, Gao and her colleagues estimate that Ninja might see as many as 300 guests at the hibachi tables alone.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are not enthusiastic about their former colleague’s plan to rejoin them.
His big smile, hearty laugh and compassion for others also made him a mentor to younger colleagues at Shell Energy North America.
Harkema and her colleagues reported that the progress occurred over 34 1/2 months following the original training, which included daily one-hour sessions working on standing, and later stepping.
Along with his colleagues at No Grease Barber Shop, Lindsay was committed to making a positive impact in his community.
Don was a warm person and always had a kind word for all his colleagues.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'colleague.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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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