Civil-servant sentence example

civil-servant
  • Ethel would have listed him as a lazy, unam­bitious civil servant with a lifestyle as exciting as limp toast.
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  • Wakefield was for a short time at Westminster School, and was brought up to his father's profession, which he relinquished on occasion of his elopement at the age of twenty with Miss Pattle, the orphan daughter of an Indian civil servant.
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  • He entertained hopes of arranging some form of local government which should sufficiently meet Nationalist hopes; and with this in view appointed an eminent AngloIndian, Sir Antony (afterwards Lord) Macdonnell, who was known to be a decided Home Ruler, to the permanent secretaryship in 1902, giving him at the same time greater authority and wider scope than is usually conferred on a civil servant.
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  • De Sacy had successively acquired all the Semitic languages, and as a civil servant he found time to make himself a great name as an orientalist.
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  • His political career was rather that of a civil servant than of a party politician.
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  • His immediate successor was Sir George Barlow, a civil servant of the company, who, as a locum tenens, had no alternative but to carry out faithfully the orders of his employers.
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  • If he has a fault he is inclined to believe the advice that he is given from faceless civil servant mandarins.
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  • We already have regional government by quango and civil servant - the point is to make regional viceroys answerable to local voters.
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  • He hurried to find the family of that civil servant in order to restore the daughter to her mother and go to save someone else.
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  • He did not find the civil servant or his wife where he had left them.
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