Examples of colonel in a Sentence
He retired as a colonel in the air force.
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After East Germany collapsed, Engel reminds us, a young K.G.B. colonel based in Dresden since 1985 packed up his bags and returned to Russia intent on revenge against the West.
Lopey also spent 30 years in the United States Army Reserve and California Army National Guard, retiring as a colonel.
Law was born in Torreon, Mexico, on November 4, 1931, to Helen and Bernard Law, an Air Force colonel.
His father was a United States Air Force colonel, and the boy grew up on military bases in the United States and Latin America.
After returning to civilian life in 1959, Dr. Goodrich enrolled in the Army Reserve, rising to the rank of colonel.
In the agriculture commissioner race, the winner of the primary fight between Miller and Blocker will face Democrat Kim Olson, a retired Air Force colonel from Mineral Wells.
And if the race is very close, the small percentage of votes cast for the one significant announced write-in candidate, retired Marine colonel Lee Busby, could wind up mattering a great deal.
Elisa works on the night shift at Occam Aerospace Research Center, where an American colonel, Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon), has captured and imprisoned the Amphibian Man to be harvested for research.
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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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