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superintendent
used in October Sky

17 uses
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Definition
a person who directs and manages an organization — such as a school district

or:

a caretaker of a building — such as an apartment building
  • Maybe if this was Welch High, the county superintendent would approve such a class, but not here.
    Chapter 15 (10% in)
superintendent = a person who directs and manages an organization
  • My father, Homer Hickam, was the mine superintendent, and our house was situated just a few hundred yards from the mine's entrance, a vertical shaft eight hundred feet deep.
    Chapter 1 (5% in)
  • On an overlooking hill was the turreted mansion occupied by the company general superintendent, a man sent down by our owners in Ohio to keep an eye on their assets.
    Chapter 1 (17% in)
  • When the Captain retired, my father, at the Captain's insistence, took over his position of mine superintendent.
    Chapter 4 (63% in)
  • You might be the mine superintendent, but you've got the common miner's disease.
    Chapter 4 (81% in)
  • Mr. Van Dyke was the mine's general superintendent, a courtly man with silver hair who had been sent by the steel company to keep watch on its holdings.
    Chapter 4 (90% in)
  • "And you, being the Coalwood superintendent's son, can probably get all the materials you need.
    Chapter 5 (10% in)
  • The county superintendent has suspended classes for everyone for the remainder of the day.
    Chapter 13 (32% in)
  • The county superintendent would first have to approve it, and I can assure you he won't.
    Chapter 15 (16% in)
  • The superintendent said five, but I insisted on six so all the boys in your pipe-bomb club could be in it.
    Chapter 15 (55% in)
  • The general superintendent came down off the porch and solemnly shook his hand.
    Chapter 18 (53% in)
  • After the general superintendent was through with me, I tried to bike out of town central, but Mr. Dubonnet caught me outside the union hall.
    Chapter 19 (15% in)
  • In any case, a new general superintendent was being sent to Coalwood to make sure the sale of the houses and the churches and the utilities stayed on track.
    Chapter 21 (12% in)
  • THE temporary general superintendent sent down by the steel mill in Youngstown was a man named Fuller.
    Chapter 21 (37% in)
  • With the other boys still fanning smoke out the windows, I quickly explained to the new general superintendent about our rocket-building and what the alcohol was for.
    Chapter 21 (47% in)
  • A new general superintendent arrived a week later, a Mr. Bundini.
    Chapter 22 (1% in)
  • "I just made five dollars off the county superintendent," he said, nearly grinning.
    Chapter 23 (58% in)

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