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  • n. Plural form of careerist.


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  • One of the unfortunate tendencies around this neck of the woods has been for long-term careerists, like U S Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-PA 11th), to linger and grow old and do nothing helpful, for decades.

    Common Sense Political Thought

  • My worst fears are that the Vatican side of these discussions will be staffed by incompetent careerists, which is exactly what I see happening.

    Motu Proprio "Ecclesiae Unitatem" - in English

  • Instead, he prefers to call the men who reinstated Communist rule after Soviet troops crushed the rebellion "careerists," in the service of what he calls "a Russian empire."

    Across Eastern Europe, Remembering the Curtain's Fall

  • Motlanthe acknowledged that there were problems at the branch level of the movement and these problems included dealing with "careerists" and ensuring that branch members were actively involved in the work of the party.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • African National Congress "careerists" were targeted by

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • So, let’s see, the problem has never been the FISA Court nor the field agents, but the attitude ofSmit’s supervisorsin DC NOTE: I originally said "careerists" here to indicate the supervisors, but that was inartful.

    Firedoglake » Moussaoui Case Stunner

  • Vault's industry and career experts put their heads together and identified a number of key trends that will affect careerists over both the short and medium term.

    10 Scary New Realities Of Today's Job Market: (PHOTOS)

  • Washington is a city of middle-aged careerists like me, proper and dignified and all business.

    Letting Go of My Father

  • Though ignored by academic careerists, Toynbee is still read by those whose intellectual horizons extend beyond present fashions.

    May 30th, 2009

  • But then he didn't rely solely on the word of liars, sycophants, and cringing careerists for his research.

    Now he tells us


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