subaltern


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Synonyms for subaltern

one belonging to a lower class or rank

Synonyms for subaltern

a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain

inferior in rank or status

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Then the Senior Subaltern looked at The Worm from the boots upwards, and down again, and said, "Done, Baby.
Two months passed, and the Senior Subaltern still educated The Worm, who began to move about a little more as the hot weather came on.
The Senior Subaltern was so pleased with getting his Company and his acceptance at the same time that he forgot to bother The Worm.
It is not good that a gentleman who can answer to the Queen's toast should lie at the feet of a subaltern of Cossacks.
Dawn showed a very white-faced Subaltern sitting on the side of a sick man's cot, and a Doctor in the doorway using language unfit for publication.
Some five years before, the Colonel commanding had looked into the fourteen fearless eyes of seven plump and juicy subalterns who had all applied to enter the Staff Corps, and had asked them why the three stars should he, a colonel of the Line, command a dashed nursery for double-dashed bottle- suckers who put on condemned tin spurs and rode qualified mokes at the hiatused heads of forsaken Black Regiments.
said the subaltern, laughing (the regimental commander was nicknamed King of Hearts).
The leaders, of course, observed a due decorum, but some of the subalterns could not restrain their chuckling exultation, boasting that they would soon plant the British standard on the walls of Astoria, and drive the Americans out of the country.
The Chaplain moved on through the dust, and privates, sergeants, and subalterns called one another's attention to the boy.
Thus we settle it in our cool libraries, that all the agents with which we deal are subalterns, which we can well afford to let pass, and life will be simpler when we live at the centre and flout the surfaces.
I dare say there are many youthful subalterns, and not the worst-looking too, who resemble Mrs.
Everybody admired her there; everybody danced with her; but no one proposed who was worth the marrying--one or two exceedingly young subalterns sighed after her, and a beardless civilian or two, but she rejected these as beneath her pretensions--and other and younger virgins than Glorvina were married before her.
Glorvina danced past him in a fury with all the young subalterns of the station, and the Major was not in the least jealous of her performance, or angry because Captain Bangles of the Cavalry handed her to supper.
A group of soldiers, a quartermaster, and several subalterns came up to the balcony with Vronsky.
The conduct of a second party, whose route lay by Blackfriars, was entrusted to a committee of management, including perhaps a dozen men: while the third, which was to go by London Bridge, and through the main streets, in order that their numbers and their serious intentions might be the better known and appreciated by the citizens, were led by Simon Tappertit (assisted by a few subalterns, selected from the Brotherhood of United Bulldogs), Dennis the hangman, Hugh, and some others.