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aide-de-camp


For a time he was Napoleon’s aide-de-camp.
  one who acts as an assistant to another — especially a military officer to a more senior officer
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  • For a time he was Napoleon’s aide-de-camp.
  • He exchanges a few words with a thin aide-de-camp, who translates to the mayor.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • -JOURNAL OF SAMUEL B. WEBB, WASHINGTON’S AIDE-DE-CAMP
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Where is the man anyway? I asked my aide-de-camp to bring him here.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman

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  • I always tell him: Here he is Uncle’s aide-de-camp, a most brilliant position.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • His aide-de-camp, Gordon, fell at his side.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Fearfully rich, handsome, great connections, an aide-de-camp, and with all that a very nice, good-natured fellow.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Fortune willed, however, that the hurried approach of Mrs. Fisher, as whose aide-de-camp Van Alstyne was acting, should break up the group before Selden reached the threshold of the room.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Ask Martingale; he was in Spain, aide-de-camp to General Blazes.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Among his duties is chief military aide-de-camp.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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  • He had served gallantly with the British army in Spain, and as aide-de-camp to the King of Poland.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • His aide-de-camp used to come out and ask people what they wanted to see him for and let some of them in.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • As a "fighting Quaker," he had since become Washington’s aide-de-camp.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Having introduced his parlor game and seeing that it was a hit, the director departed with his aide-de-camp in tow.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • The executioner, we later learned, was the Emperor’s aide-de-camp, a man General Mebratu had known for years.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • As a reward, you shall have the honor of accompanying me as an aide-de-camp before fulfilling your obligation to the witches.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Omar had not merely approved Max’s request to speak with his charge about serving as aide-de-camp; he had given his enthusiastic blessing.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Sarah Mifflin, the wife of Colonel Thomas Mifflin, a young aide-de-camp, also arrived.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Aide-de-camp Bernard carried them the Emperor’s orders.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He might easily become aide-de-camp to the Emperor.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "General Kutuzov," said Bolkonski, speaking French and stressing the last syllable of the general’s name like a Frenchman, "has been pleased to take me as an aide-de-camp."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "Dere has neffer been a gase," a German doctor was saying to an aide-de-camp, "dat one liffs after de sird stroke."
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "And what a well-preserved man he was!" remarked the aide-de-camp.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Behind him stood the aide-de-camp, the doctors, and the menservants; the men and women had separated as in church.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • They were an aide-de-camp followed by a Cossack.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • He involuntarily looked round at the aide-de-camp.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "That was a nice snub for the little aide-de-camp," came a voice from behind.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Russian Emperor’s aide-de-camp is an impostor.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The Austrians let themselves be tricked at the crossing of the Vienna bridge, you are letting yourself be tricked by an aide-de-camp of the Emperor.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "I was there," said Rostov angrily, as if intending to insult the aide-de-camp.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • You go as General Tufto’s aide-de-camp.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • "Bill!" he called, and he went into the next room where he promptly came across an aide-de-camp of his acquaintance and dropped into conversation with him about an actress and her protector.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He was aide-de-camp to a very important personage, had been sent on a very important mission to Prussia, and had just returned from there as a special messenger.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Minutes later, the aide-de-camp flings open the shutters of an upstairs window and gazes a moment across the rooftops before unfurling a crimson flag over the brick and securing its eyelets to the sill.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Mr. Aide-de-camp!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • And at once in the conversation with the aide-de-camp Oblonsky had a sense of relaxation and relief after the conversation with Levin, which always put him to too great a mental and spiritual strain.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • The guest of honor was an aide-de-camp of Napoleon’s, there were also several French officers of the Guard, and a page of Napoleon’s, a young lad of an old aristocratic French family.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Aide-de-camp!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Aide-de-camp!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Coming out of Kutuzov’s room into the waiting room with the papers in his hand Prince Andrew came up to his comrade, the aide-de-camp on duty, Kozlovski, who was sitting at the window with a book.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The novelty Anna Pavlovna was setting before her guests that evening was Boris Drubetskoy, who had just arrived as a special messenger from the Prussian army and was aide-de-camp to a very important personage.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • AIDE-DE-CAMP Would you be needing me sir?
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • The Hebrew aide-de-camp in the service of the officer at the table bid against the Hebrew gentleman employed by the elephant purchasers, and a brisk battle ensued over this little piano, the combatants being greatly encouraged by Mr. Hammerdown.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Pierre went in at the door, stepping on the soft carpet, and noticed that the strange lady, the aide-de-camp, and some of the servants, all followed him in, as if there were now no further need for permission to enter that room.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • AIDE-DE-CAMP We have a detachment of soldiers from the capital sir.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • Though the aide-de-camp did not know these circumstances, he nevertheless delivered the definite order that the men should be in their greatcoats and in marching order, and that the commander in chief would otherwise be dissatisfied.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • AIDE-DE-CAMP Very good sir.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King’s Horseman
  • Boris listened attentively to each of the speakers, awaiting his turn, but managed meanwhile to look round repeatedly at his neighbor, the beautiful Helene, whose eyes several times met those of the handsome young aide-de-camp with a smile.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Boris, grown more manly and looking fresh, rosy and self-possessed, entered the drawing room elegantly dressed in the uniform of an aide-de-camp and was duly conducted to pay his respects to the aunt and then brought back to the general circle.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • A strange lady, the one who had been talking to the priests, rose and offered him her seat; an aide-de-camp picked up and returned a glove Pierre had dropped; the doctors became respectfully silent as he passed by, and moved to make way for him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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