He was young; his movements and voice had that swift, sharp clarity which belongs to competence; among his aged, corrupt, favor-ridden and pull-created colleagues, he had managed to achieve the rank of elite of the political press, by means and in the role of a last, irresistible spark of ability.
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The surgeon consulted his colleagues.
I’m not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.