Examples of colonel in a Sentence
He retired as a colonel in the air force.
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William McKinney, a retired Army colonel who spent more than 40 years involved in U.S.-Korea military relations and planning, said the U.S. should consider suspending larger exercises -- provided it gets something in return.
Many were majors, colonels and generals who had served in both World Wars and, in retirement, continued to address one another by their ranks.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Esper retired as a lieutenant colonel after 10 years of active duty, including a combat tour in Iraq during the 1990-1992 Gulf War.
Chung confessed that at least $35,000 of his donations to the Clinton campaign and the DNC had come from a Chinese aerospace executive — a lieutenant colonel in the Chinese military.
Which makes watching War all the more harrowing, as Caesar and his friends are subjected to a great deal of torment in a prison camp run by Woody Harrelson’s army colonel, a cruel hardliner with a glint of zealotry in his eyes.
A car bomb followed by fierce gunfire was unleashed on a military checkpoint in northeastern Sinai Peninsula on Friday, leaving 10 Egyptian security troops including a special forces colonel dead and wounding at least 20, authorities said.
The 51-year-old retired army colonel works with Warriors Ascent, an organization that helps veterans and first responders cope with post-traumatic stress using holistic techniques that target the mind, body, and soul.
In their report, U.N. investigators described Far as a former army colonel and said that the center is used to sell migrants to other smugglers.
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English colonel is pronounced the same as kernel. This seems odd, but there is an explanation. In many languages when a word contains two identical or similar sounds, one of these sounds will often change over a period of time. This kind of change is called dissimilation. So when the Italian word colonello was taken into French, it became coronel; and the word was borrowed by the English from the French in this form. Later the spelling colonel came to be used in order to reflect the Italian origin of the word. But by then the pronunciation with r was well established.
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