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  • n. Plural form of admiral.

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Examples

  • The irresponsible politicking of generals and admirals is one reason.

    Warrior Politics

  • On top of that, trying to do maneuvers when half the time the admirals are awaiting orders, instead of giving them, has dropped operational efficiency by 42%.

    Darth Sidious: People Person

  • We should, IMO, adopt vis-a-vis bureaucrats the now-discarded British policy regarding admirals, that is, one should be shot occasionally pour ecourager les autres.

    Says it all « BuzzMachine

  • Again, if a state has cavalry or light-armed troops or archers or a naval force, it will sometimes happen that each of these departments has separate officers, who are called admirals, or generals of cavalry or of light-armed troops.

    Politics

  • Although there are other North American butterflies called admirals - in California, notably the Lorquin's admiral - the red is only distantly related to them.

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  • This plan received Collingwood's cordial approbation; and Nelson then called his admirals and captains together, and thus addressed them: -- "The enemy's fleet is supposed to consist of forty-six sail of the line, the British forty; if either is less only a proportionate number of the ships are to be cut off.

    The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. From George III. to Victoria

  • If it had been easy to name admirals, commodores, and captains, it had been impossible to fill the vacancies caused by death, sickness, or promotion among officers of the rank of lieutenant and ensign. "

    The Influence of Sea Power Upon History, 1660-1783

  • That makes not much fewer than our fleet; if they've any pluck in them, they'll come out and fight us; and our admirals are the men to give them every chance of doing so. "

    The Three Commanders

  • • Some mentors quit over new Pentagon rules: Seven retired admirals and generals hired by the military as consultants will end their advisory roles rather than comply with new regulations requiring them to divulge outside income to avoid a conflict of interest.

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  • These four together, however, are overshadowed by the generals (and admirals).

    Michael Brenner: HuffPost Review: Obama's Wars

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