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aide-de-camp

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Definition one who acts as an assistant to another — especially a military officer to a more senior officer
  • For a time he was Napoleon's aide-de-camp.
  • 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
  • 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
  • I asked my aide-de-camp to bring him here.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King's Horseman
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • -JOURNAL OF SAMUEL B. WEBB, WASHINGTON'S AIDE-DE-CAMP
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Among his duties is chief military aide-de-camp.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He exchanges a few words with a thin aide-de-camp, who translates to the mayor.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Ask Martingale; he was in Spain, aide-de-camp to General Blazes.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • His aide-de-camp, Gordon, fell at his side.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He had served gallantly with the British army in Spain, and as aide-de-camp to the King of Poland.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • As a "fighting Quaker," he had since become Washington's aide-de-camp.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Fearfully rich, handsome, great connections, an aide-de-camp, and with all that a very nice, good-natured fellow.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • I always tell him: Here he is Uncle's aide-de-camp, a most brilliant position.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • 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
  • AIDE-DE-CAMP Very good, sir.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King's Horseman
  • AIDE-DE-CAMP Sir, there's a group of women chanting up the hill.
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King's Horseman
  • AIDE-DE-CAMP What do we do about the invasion?
    Wole Soyinka  --  Death and the King's Horseman

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