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personnel
used in In Cold Blood

4 uses
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Definition
the people expected to obey orders in an organization — such as employees of a firm or soldiers in the military
  • K.B.I. personnel, returning the two men to Kansas, have already left Las Vegas by car.
    3 — Answer (78% in)
  • The lieutenant had then written a memorandum ordering all police personnel to be on the alert for Hickock and Smith: "Wanted in Kansas for parole violation, and said to be driving a 1949 Chevrolet bearing Kansas license JO-58269.
    3 — Answer (19% in)
  • But the personnel with whom I discussed the matter said they were willing to start work at once; and, of course, being a state institution it won't cost the county a nickel.
    4 — The Corner (18% in)
  • In cross-examining the K.B.I. personnel, the defense attorneys, a beleaguered pair, argued that the admissions of guilt had been obtained by improper means-brutal interrogation in sweltering, brightly lighted, closet-like rooms.
    4 — The Corner (37% in)

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