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“No matter how much money there is to be made in Russia these days, it ultimately doesn't count for much the day a boyar or simple chinovnik decides to take it away.”
“I assure you that I have never at any time allowed the chinovnik whom you mention to enter my house -- either masquerading or as himself.”
“Already it had entered a stage-coach, and was about to leave for Riga with a passport made out in the name of a certain chinovnik.”
“One day a chinovnik brought us an advertisement as you have done.”
“The nose's sudden disappearance, its subsequent gaddings about, its masqueradings as, firstly, a chinovnik and, secondly, itself -- all these have come of witchcraft practised either by you or by adepts in pursuits of a refinement equal to your own.”
“Russian chinovnik, the Russian spy and the Russian gloom, who have been a shadow of the Slavic race.”
“Here you will meet the most selfish chinovnik, the most fanatic desperado or reckless bureaucrat; there you face the noblest men and women, supermen, physically and mentally.”
“Nevertheless every youth aspired to be a chinovnik, because then you could retire early with”
“Therefore a herdsman should be paid more than a chinovnik (official).”
“This was natural in the initial stage of the Revolution, when class lines had not had time to reveal themselves, when the aspirations of the so-called united revolutionary front found expression in the diffuse program of a party that was ready to welcome equally the workingman who feared to break away from the peasant; the peasant who was seeking land and liberty; the intellectual attempting to guide both of them; the chinovnik (officeholder) endeavoring to adjust himself to the new regime.”
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1993 W. Safire Safire's New Polit. Dict. 498 There were no-goodniks and faroutniks, beatniks, and sicknicks.
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