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Word: dignitary

Definition: person of high rank or position

Sentences Containing 'dignitary'

A small percentage of DS special agents are members of the State Department's civil service (GS-1811) and are not mandated to serve tours overseas; they focus on criminal work and dignitary protection within the United States.
Ayalon has attracted widespread following as a co-initiator with Palestinian dignitary Sari Nusseibeh of the non-governmental Peoples' Voice initiative to petition the governments in Israel and the Palestinian Authority for a permanent settlement.
Dalgliesh learns that a visiting dignitary from Germany, Dr. Raimund Speidel, is the son of a German officer who died under tragic circumstances while visiting the island during World War II.
He succeeded his father on the latter's death, at a time of growing Ottoman hegemony; when the Turkish admiral, on his way to Rhodes, anchored off Lesbos in June 1455, Domenico sent his official, the historian Doukas, to the dignitary with handsome gifts of "garments of silk and of woven wool six in number, 6,000 pieces of silver, 20 oxen, 50 sheep, more than 800 measures of wine, 2 bushels of biscuit and one of bread, more than 1000 lbs of cheese, and fruit without measure", as well as gifts to the members of the admira's staff.
It was in his capacity as dignitary that he corresponded with the kingdom of the Khazars, who had converted to Judaism in the 8th century (Assis, pp. 13, 47).
Located semi-obscured on the south aisle of the church's west wall is The Layer Monument, a marble mural monument installed 1600 commemorating local dignitary, lawyer and mayor Christopher Layer.
Most other "details" are on visiting foreign dignitaries and diplomats, and are on a temporary basis for the duration of a dignitary's visit.
The largest permanent dignitary protection detail carried out by DS agents is on the Secretary of State.
Their cravats were in general stiff, I thought, and their looks haughty; but in this last respect I presently conceived I had done them an injustice, for when two or three of them had to rise and answer a question of the presiding dignitary, I never saw anything more sheepish.
They did not care to take the trouble of disabusing him of his error, as they considered that since it did not in any way hurt his conscience it would be better to leave him in it, and they would have all the more amusement in listening to his simplicities; and so they bade him pray to God for his lord's health, as it was a very likely and a very feasible thing for him in course of time to come to be an emperor, as he said, or at least an archbishop or some other dignitary of equal rank.
Von Overbeck procured the necessary firearms and also paid the Muslim dignitary an annual sum equivalent to 5,000 Malaysian dollars (now known as ringgit).
``Kieou he yu -LRB- great dignitary of the state of Wei -RRB- sent a man to Khoung tseu to know his news.
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::: gleam - brief flash of light; glow; V.
::: heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
::: endue - provide with some quality; endow
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::: sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
::: affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
::: practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man