lieutenant


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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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Three thousand six hundred and twenty-seven fathoms," replied the lieutenant, entering it in his notebook.
It is ten o'clock, and with your permission, lieutenant, I will turn in.
After the departure of Captain Blomsberry, the lieutenant and some officers were standing together on the poop.
It threw out a reddish, unequal light, sometimes brilliant, sometimes dull, and the tall shadow of the lieutenant was seen marching on the wall, in profile, like a figure by Callot, with his long sword and feathered hat.
That is the cause of this embarrassment; that is the cause of this hesitation; that is the cause of this order -- `Monsieur the lieutenant of my musketeers, be on horseback to-morrow at four o'clock in the morning.
Lieutenant Godfrey was already attacking his breakfast.
Ask those chaps at The Hague," Lieutenant Godfrey answered.
The youth noted with vague surprise that the lieutenant was standing mutely with his legs far apart and his sword held in the manner of a cane.
There was something curious in this little in- tent pause of the lieutenant.
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.
Lieutenant Smith-Oldwick realized in a quick glance that the direction of their approach and their proximity had cut off all chances of retreating to his plane, and he also understood that their attitude was entirely warlike and menacing.
Sir," said the lieutenant, "my serjeant informed me that you are desirous of enlisting in the company I have at present under my command; if so, sir, we shall very gladly receive a gentleman who promises to do much honour to the company by bearing arms in it.
Jones answered: "That he had not mentioned anything of enlisting himself; that he was most zealously attached to the glorious cause for which they were going to fight, and was very desirous of serving as a volunteer;" concluding with some compliments to the lieutenant, and expressing the great satisfaction he should have in being under his command.
The first sergeant of Lieutenant Dudley's company stepped to the front and began to name the men in alphabetical order.
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.