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The surgeon consulted his colleagues.
  fellow worker — especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, or law
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colleagues colleague colleagueship
Strongly Associated with:   collegial
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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.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Dr. Evil: You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads! Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, what do I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here!
    Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997 film)
  • It had filled with colleagues and students and meditation teachers
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • At one point he wrote his longtime friend and colleague Charles Pomerat...
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Another former student who became a colleague is Caitlin Kelleher.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Ambady says that she and her colleagues were "totally stunned by the results,"
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Give your card to some colleague whose wife is better equipped than I am.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • Nonetheless, the rest of the day I watched for further occasion to approach my colleague, especially as, toward evening, I began to fancy she rather sought to avoid me.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • He was a hospital colleague of Tomas’s,
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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  • And his colleagues and subordinates would see with surprise and distress that he, the brilliant and subtle judge, was becoming confused and making mistakes.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  The Death of Ivan Ilych
  • A few of his colleagues also complimented him.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • He sat down at the table with his colleague again.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
  • as little as the foreman liked the man who never took siesta with his colleagues, he knew there was no better machinist on the floor.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • In dealing with the keloids, Dr. Sasaki and his colleagues were groping in the dark, because they had no reliable literature to guide them.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • I shared them with colleagues like poet Joy Harjo, who was also having a hard time in the poetry workshops, and fiction writer Dennis Mathis, a small-town Illinois native, but whose paperback library was from the world.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • ," Janson whispered, his eyes wide with horror as he stared at his colleague.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • At the last he’d shaken her hand and solemnly wished her good luck, as if she were a colleague leaving on a business trip.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • If I found myself alone in a room with a woman colleague, I would wonder, What would Karen think of this i f she were watching from a closed-circuit camera?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "No," replied the clerk, "he is a colleague."
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I needed money to pay my huge ongoing legal fees, so I worked with the clients my hipster colleagues found unsexy and unpalatable—big telecom, big petrochemicals, and big shadowy holding companies.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • More of a colleague, really.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • HOW GOOD IT IS to see old friends and colleagues again.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Or pole-danced for their business colleagues, I thought, remembering my interviews at the Job Center.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • My colleagues stand ready.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • I was thrilled when Fritz and his colleague, Kimber Liponi, won a local Emmy for their work.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • "My colleagues ask, ’How are you, Atta?’
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Sometimes on Saturday evenings some of Dad’s colleagues would visit.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • Cole looked down at her colleague.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • "This is Oscar Vazquez," Durbin told his colleagues.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Sometimes she looks at the eyes of her older colleagues and wonders what they did when the electricity was out, when there were no candles, when the rain came through the ceiling.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I was not expecting this vehement denunciation of my colleague, nor did I know exactly how to change the subject tactfully.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Colleagues!
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Among his colleagues he was considered something of a dandy, though not absurdly so; his considerable academic reputation was a safeguard against ridicule.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • " ’Colleagues,’ I’ll say, ’I would like to introduce to you a new species, the Incredibly Deadly Viper, which I found in the southwest forest of—my God!
    Lemony Snicket  --  The Reptile Room
  • One of their colleagues in London appeared to be walking around the stage in their Red Sea tent, could react to live questions, could interact with Rachel or Cayley on the stage.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Probably not —no more than he would be likely to call his old office to see what was happening, though certainly he would be thinking of his ex-colleagues in midtown and wondering how all the bean counters and pencil-pushers (as he referred to his co-workers) were faring at 101 Park.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Her hands, like those of her colleague, were long and thin and as white as floss.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • None of his colleagues listened.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • You said you and your colleagues needed a residence, a guesthouse, as it is called these days.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • He knows something about Dr. Armstrong’s colleagues and their present whereabouts.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Since my colleagues and I can come to no consensus, it has been agreed that we will let the victors decide.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • I’m sure my colleagues will want to enter into the spirit of the occasion!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • He was even generous enough to give each colleague one of his cigarettes back and light it for him.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Ralston Holcombe did not subscribe to the views of his colleagues in the organization.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • This professor was very unlike his colleague.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I’ve not got all the morning to pass on the porch— Jem Finch, I called to find out if you and your colleagues can eat some cake.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • This is a colleague, Watson, after our own heart.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • We didn’t have much to compare our fellow citizens with, only a few colleagues who seemed different from most people.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Then, accompanied by some colleagues, my lawyer bustled in, in his gown.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
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