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Our superintendent was surprisingly good in the faculty-student basketball game.
  a person who directs and manages an organization — such as a school district

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a caretaker of a building — such as an apartment building
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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
  • the Park Superintendent
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • He had a long story to tell of his quarrel with the superintendent of his department,
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle

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  • Maybe if this was Welch High, the county superintendent would approve such a class, but not here.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • ...the superintendent was going to visit us sometime during the week, but we didn’t know what day or time.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • The Sussex Chief Constable looked at his superintendent.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • The senior work superintendent, it was said, had long been threatening to save time by giving the squads their work assignments the evening before,
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • He started going to the clubroom in the basement of the building where Henry’s father was superintendent.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • And he had finally done what the school superintendent never could.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree

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  • He was a big, good man with a soft baritone, who ruled with easy tact a choir of repressed soloists, and who had an unerring memory for the favorite hymns of District Superintendents.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The first snowstorm of the year (eight inches) that hit late on Thursday night should have canceled school, but all we got was an hour delay because the superintendent didn’t care if we died fiery deaths in chain-reaction pileups.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • When my father heard this, he called the deputy superintendent, who asked him the same thing.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • My father was superintendent of a tea and rubber plantation and each morning at 5 A.M. a drummer began his slow rhythmic beat, an alarm clock for all those who worked there.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • When the park Superintendent came around and asked about the kid, Grayson said it was his nephew come to visit for a while.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • And then the school board and the superintendent got involved.
    Andrew Clements  --  Frindle
  • The county superintendent of schools himself brought these books down here for our use and we must take extra-good care of them.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Mrs. Gates then went on to introduce about twenty people: the Commissioner of This, the Coordinator of That, the Superintendent of Something.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • As it happens—with, perhaps, a little help from Mr. Nielsen, who may have mentioned something to the superintendent at a Rotary meeting—the Hemingford School is looking for a music teacher.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • Xiao-cheng’s father had been our District Superintendent.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The southern school superintendent is a kind of remote deity who breathes the purer air of Mount Parnassus.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • What has permitted this moment is a small crisis—a sign announcing no visitors, the mine closed for repairs, the Professor storming off with a cascade of apologies pouring from his lips, telling them to wait, declaring that his personal acquaintanceship with the superintendent will resolve this impasse.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Susie didn’t tell me her apartment number and I didn’t think to ask, so I have to locate the superintendent.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Willie Upton, superintendent of public schools.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • "Will the music superintendent lead us in the first hymn," he said.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • My master was Colonel Lloyd’s clerk and superintendent.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • A tractor and a superintendent.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • The contractor’s superintendents did not.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • By late summer a sufficient store of stone had accumulated, and then the building began, under the superintendence of the pigs.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The superintendent had given them the key-along with a deadline, Next Wednesday.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • "The count has not left, he is here, and an order will be issued concerning you," said the superintendent of police.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I promised the superintendent as well as the school board I’d personally be responsible for rooting out the violence that has plagued this school for years.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • I got warnings time and again, for "attitude" as the superintendent put it, but he tolerated me for want of a replacement.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Curtis worked as a superintendent in an apartment house in Manhattan and he and Minnie were well-off compared to most black folks who came up from the South, because they lived rent-jree.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • The superintendent rose — "I have a word to address to the pupils," said she.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I’ve heard it before—I heard the superintendent of the asylum Sunday school say it over once.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • Lieutenants are crowned kings; superintendents improvise manufacturers out of themselves.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I thought about Rear Admiral Hill, the former superintendent of the Naval Academy, who served as the president of Valley Forge in my last three years of high school.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • She knew that the superintendent of the Ohio Division was no good and that he was a friend of James Taggart.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I had thought I was doing rather well before, but when Carl Miguel, the C-Wing superintendent, told me in front of everyone what a great week I was having, I wanted to prove myself even more.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • At half-past three in the winter the fire was lighted by the discreet servant, who had the superintendence of the little apartment, and in the summer ices were placed on the table at the same hour.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Like Erhart, the superintendent of the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station, all were prominent citizens of Garden City.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • We checked out of the hotel early and drove over to the Greeley home of Phil and Betty Lou Harris, our close friends and also superintendents for the Wesleyan church district that includes all of Colorado and Nebraska.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • We’re in talks with the superintendent’s office in Lebanon, to see if we can use one of their empty schools.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Finally I got the apartment superintendent on the phone.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • And I myself being superintendent-in-chief of the whole establishment of animals, there remained only little Franz to whose special care the calf could be committed.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • I ate some lunch and in the afternoon Miss Van Campen, the superintendent, came up to see me.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • I wish I could persuade him to take over here and run this place—kind of superintendent.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • I strained to pick up the school superintendent’s voice, as though to squeeze some security out of that slightly more familiar sound.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
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