Examples of colonel in a Sentence
He retired as a colonel in the air force.
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The colonel's letter also criticized Fox News coverage of the probe into connections between the Trump campaign and Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, of which William is a colonel.
Applegate is an attorney and retired Marine Corps colonel.
The two colonels have worked together several times since the fall, bringing JROTC cadets to TU sports games and making them part of the event.
Skripal, a former colonel in Russian military intelligence, was convicted of spying for MI6 in 2006, but was then pardoned and released by Russia as part of a 2010 spy swap.
Apparently, the woman is Claudia Sanders, the colonel's wife.
Skripal, a former colonel in Russia's GRU military intelligence service, was convicted in 2006 of spying for Britain and imprisoned.
The colonel then lied about Chuyen’s disappearance to General Creighton Abrams, the commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, who then lied about the motives for his prosecution.
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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.
COLONEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of colonel for English Language Learners
: an officer of high rank in the army, air force, or marines : a military officer who ranks above a major
COLONEL Defined for Kids
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