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colleague

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Definition fellow worker — especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, or law
  • The surgeon consulted his colleagues.
colleagues = fellow workers
  • 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)
  • I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • colleagues = fellow workers
  • 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
  • colleagues = fellow workers
  • As the officer speaks to a more senior colleague, Gita looks around the large room.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • colleague = fellow worker
  • He sat down at the table with his colleague again.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
  • colleague = fellow worker
  • He was a hospital colleague of Tomas's,
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • colleague = fellow worker (especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, or law)
  • 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
  • colleagues = fellow workers
  • It had filled with colleagues and students and meditation teachers
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • colleagues = fellow workers
  • Another former student who became a colleague is Caitlin Kelleher.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • colleague = fellow worker — especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, or law
  • A few of his colleagues also complimented him.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • colleagues = fellow workers
  • At one point he wrote his longtime friend and colleague Charles Pomerat...
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • colleague = fellow worker
  • Give your card to some colleague whose wife is better equipped than I am.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • colleague = fellow worker — especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, or law
  • Ambady says that she and her colleagues were "totally stunned by the results,"
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • colleagues = fellow workers
  • 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
  • colleagues = fellow workers
  • 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
  • colleagues = fellow workers — especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, or law
  • 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
  • colleague = fellow worker — especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, or law
  • 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
  • colleagues = fellow workers — especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, law
  • I do not want to find myself sharing my bed with one of your colleagues, several of whom, I have observed, have no interest in the girls we bring them.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • colleagues = fellow workers
  • "I'm Cilka," Gita's new colleague says.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
colleague = fellow worker

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