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aide-de-camp
used in War and Peace

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Definition
one who acts as an assistant to another — especially a military officer to a more senior officer
  • I always tell him: Here he is Uncle's aide-de-camp, a most brilliant position.
    Book One — 1805 (21% in)
  • He is an aide-de-camp of Kutuzov's and will be here tonight."
    Book One — 1805 (4% in)
  • "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...."
    Book One — 1805 (11% in)
  • He might easily become aide-de-camp to the Emperor.
    Book One — 1805 (21% in)
  • "Dere has neffer been a gase," a German doctor was saying to an aide-de-camp, "dat one liffs after de sird stroke."
    Book One — 1805 (63% in)
  • "And what a well-preserved man he was!" remarked the aide-de-camp.
    Book One — 1805 (63% in)
  • 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.
    Book One — 1805 (70% in)
  • He took the glove in silence from the aide-de-camp, and sat down in the lady's chair, placing his huge hands symmetrically on his knees in the naive attitude of an Egyptian statue, and decided in his own mind that all was as it should be, and that in order not to lose his head and do foolish things he must not act on his own ideas tonight, but must yield himself up entirely to the will of those who were guiding him.
    Book One — 1805 (71% in)
  • 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.
    Book One — 1805 (71% in)
  • Behind him stood the aide-de-camp, the doctors, and the menservants; the men and women had separated as in church.
    Book One — 1805 (72% in)
  • They were an aide-de-camp followed by a Cossack.
    Book Two — 1805 (2% in)
  • The aide-de-camp was sent to confirm the order which had not been clearly worded the day before, namely, that the commander in chief wished to see the regiment just in the state in which it had been on the march: in their greatcoats, and packs, and without any preparation whatever.
    Book Two — 1805 (2% in)
  • 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.
    Book Two — 1805 (2% in)
  • ... How soon will he be here?" he asked the aide-de-camp with a respectful politeness evidently relating to the personage he was referring to.
    Book Two — 1805 (2% in)
  • He involuntarily looked round at the aide-de-camp.
    Book Two — 1805 (13% in)
  • 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.
    Book Two — 1805 (14% in)
  • Aide-de-camp!
    Book Two — 1805 (60% in)
  • Mr. Aide-de-camp!
    Book Two — 1805 (60% in)
  • Aide-de-camp!
    Book Two — 1805 (60% in)
  • "That was a nice snub for the little aide-de-camp," came a voice from behind.
    Book Two — 1805 (61% in)
  • The Russian Emperor's aide-de-camp is an impostor.
    Book Two — 1805 (66% in)
  • 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.
    Book Two — 1805 (66% in)
  • "I was there," said Rostov angrily, as if intending to insult the aide-de-camp.
    Book Three — 1805 (45% in)
  • You see...." but before Prince Andrew could finish, an aide-de-camp came in to summon Dolgorukov to the Emperor.
    Book Three — 1805 (55% in)
  • 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.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (26% in)
  • 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.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (27% in)
  • 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.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (27% in)
  • 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.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (29% in)
  • 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.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (87% in)
  • An aide-de-camp behind him rushed forward and picked it up.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (96% in)
  • He had picked up the scrap of a grenade that had killed an aide-de-camp standing near the commander in chief and had taken it to his commander.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (40% in)
  • A worried aide-de-camp ran up to the Rostovs requesting them to stand farther back, though as it was they were already close to the wall, and from the gallery resounded the distinct, precise, enticingly rhythmical strains of a waltz.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (59% in)
  • An aide-de-camp, the Master of Ceremonies, went up to Countess Bezukhova and asked her to dance.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (59% in)
  • The aide-de-camp, an adept in his art, grasping his partner firmly round her waist, with confident deliberation started smoothly, gliding first round the edge of the circle, then at the corner of the room he caught Helene's left hand and turned her, the only sound audible, apart from the ever-quickening music, being the rhythmic click of the spurs on his rapid, agile feet, while at every third beat his partner's velvet dress spread out and seemed to flash as she whirled round.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (59% in)
  • After Prince Andrew, Boris came up to ask Natasha for a dance, and then the aide-de-camp who had opened the ball, and several other young men, so that, flushed and happy, and passing on her superfluous partners to Sonya, she did not cease dancing all the evening.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (61% in)
  • The colonel of the Polish Uhlans, a handsome old man, flushed and, fumbling in his speech from excitement, asked the aide-de-camp whether he would be permitted to swim the river with his Uhlans instead of seeking a ford.
    Book Nine — 1812 (7% in)
  • The aide-de-camp replied that probably the Emperor would not be displeased at this excess of zeal.
    Book Nine — 1812 (7% in)
  • As soon as the aide-de-camp had said this, the old mustached officer, with happy face and sparkling eyes, raised his saber, shouted "Vivat!" and, commanding the Uhlans to follow him, spurred his horse and galloped into the river.
    Book Nine — 1812 (7% in)
  • When the aide-de-camp, having returned and choosing an opportune moment, ventured to draw the Emperor's attention to the devotion of the Poles to his person, the little man in the gray overcoat got up and, having summoned Berthier, began pacing up and down the bank with him, giving him instructions and occasionally glancing disapprovingly at the drowning Uhlans who distracted his attention.
    Book Nine — 1812 (8% in)
  • Boris Drubetskoy, having left his wife in Moscow and being for the present en garcon (as he phrased it), was also there and, though not an aide-de-camp, had subscribed a large sum toward the expenses.
    Book Nine — 1812 (10% in)
  • Neither Bennigsen nor the Emperor was there, but Chernyshev, the Emperor's aide-de-camp, received Bolkonski and informed him that the Emperor, accompanied by General Bennigsen and Marquis Paulucci, had gone a second time that day to inspect the fortifications of the Drissa camp, of the suitability of which serious doubts were beginning to be felt.
    Book Nine — 1812 (43% in)
  • The whole army feels great suspicion of the Imperial aide-de-camp Wolzogen.
    Book Ten — 1812 (17% in)
  • An aide-de-camp, who had entered the bedroom to report to the Emperor the number of prisoners taken in yesterday's action, was standing by the door after delivering his message, awaiting permission to withdraw.
    Book Ten — 1812 (70% in)
  • "No prisoners!" said he, repeating the aide-de-camp's words.
    Book Ten — 1812 (70% in)
  • Let Monsieur de Beausset enter, and Fabvier too," he said, nodding to the aide-de-camp.
    Book Ten — 1812 (70% in)
  • "Yes, sire," and the aide-de-camp disappeared through the door of the tent.
    Book Ten — 1812 (70% in)
  • An aide-de-camp approached with gliding steps and offered him a gold snuffbox, which he took.
    Book Ten — 1812 (71% in)
  • He took his seat beside the aide-de-camp on duty and drove into the suburb.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (50% in)

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