lieutenant


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  • noun

Synonyms for lieutenant

a person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities

Synonyms for lieutenant

an officer in a police force

an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent

an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard

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Just then the lieutenant drew the Captain's attention again.
Well," said the lieutenant, "I suppose it's my business to see it too.
The lieutenant bowed, understanding that the king had told him all he had to say.
When all was safe as possible against attack of wild beasts and savage men, Lieutenant Charpentier placed sentries about the little camp and the tired and hungry men threw themselves upon the ground to sleep.
The lieutenant explained how to rivet the hoof and went away to his own quarters.
And so the agreement was reached and Lieutenant Albert Werper became a member of the ivory and slave raiding band of the notorious Achmet Zek.
The concentrated gaze of a hidden observer provokes a warning sensation of nervous unrest in such as these, but though twenty pairs of savage eyes were gazing fixedly at Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, the fact aroused no responsive sensation of impending danger in his placid breast.
But, Professor Maxon," said Lieutenant May, "men will suffer all these things and more for gold.
The Englishman looked his astonishment in spite of his most herculean efforts to appear courteous, and it required many repetitions of the strange story of the ape-man as told by himself, Jane Porter, and Lieutenant D'Arnot to convince Lord Tennington that they were not all quite mad.
The first sergeant of Lieutenant Dudley's company stepped to the front and began to name the men in alphabetical order.
I am a lieutenant in the navy--in the great Pan-American navy, the only navy which now exists in all the world.
I think, sir, that the operation is nearing its completion," replied Lieutenant Bronsfield.
They belong no doubt to the lieutenant who lives over the way.
The serjeant then acquainted his lieutenant, who was the commanding officer, that they had picked up two fellows in that day's march, one of which, he said, was as fine a man as ever he saw (meaning the tippler), for that he was near six feet, well proportioned, and strongly limbed; and the other (meaning Jones) would do well enough for the rear rank.
We are delighted to see you, Lieutenant Godfrey," he said.