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superintendent
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War and Peace
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  • "The count has not left, he is here, and an order will be issued concerning you," said the superintendent of police.
  • The crowd halted, pressing around those who had heard what the superintendent had said, and looking at the departing trap.
  • The superintendent of police turned round at that moment with a scared look, said something to his coachman, and his horses increased their speed.
  • Following the superintendent of police and talking loudly the crowd went in the direction of the Lubyanka Street.
  • From the governor of the prison…. from the superintendent of the lunatic asylum….
  • Your excellency, the superintendent of the lunatic asylum has come: what are your commands?
  • "But what do they want?" he asked the superintendent of police.
  • The superintendent of police, whom the crowd had stopped, went in to see him at the same time as an adjutant who informed the count that the horses were harnessed.
  • They were both pale, and the superintendent of police, after reporting that he had executed the instructions he had received, informed the count that an immense crowd had collected in the courtyard and wished to see him.
  • The superintendent of police, who had gone that morning by Count Rostopchin’s orders to burn the barges and had in connection with that matter acquired a large sum of money which was at that moment in his pocket, on seeing a crowd bearing down upon him told his coachman to stop.
  • The naturalists and their followers, thinking they can solve this question, are like plasterers set to plaster one side of the walls of a church who, availing themselves of the absence of the chief superintendent of the work, should in an access of zeal plaster over the windows, icons, woodwork, and still unbuttressed walls, and should be delighted that from their point of view as plasterers, everything is now so smooth and regular.
  • He’ll explain"…. voices in the rear of the crowd were suddenly heard saying, and the general attention turned to the police superintendent’s trap which drove into the square attended by two mounted dragoons.

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  • Our superintendent was surprisingly good in the faculty-student basketball game.
  • He shook hands with them and then everybody sat down on chairs, and a gentleman in spectacles – they found afterwards that he was the District Superintendent – began quite a long speech – very clever indeed.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children

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