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  • He also is a tchinovnik — or rather, was a tchinovnik, since he was turned out of the service some time ago.

    Poor Folk

  • There are men, too — wretched busybodies — who walk about merely to see if they can find some wretched tchinovnik or broken-down official who has got toes projecting from his boots or his hair uncut!

    Poor Folk

  • So the dead tchinovnik began to appear even beyond the Kalinkin Bridge, causing no little terror to all timid people.

    The Cloak

  • In particular they include a tchinovnik (one of the literary staff in some government department), who is so well-read that he can expound Homer or any other author — in fact, ANYTHING, such a man of talent is he!

    Poor Folk

  • And whenever you are brought home drunk folk say, “They are carrying in that tchinovnik.”

    Poor Folk

  • But the most noteworthy point was, that from that day forward the apparition of the dead tchinovnik ceased to be seen.

    The Cloak

  • But many active and apprehensive persons could by no means reassure themselves, and asserted that the dead tchinovnik still showed himself in distant parts of the city.

    The Cloak

  • Even the literary tchinovnik gives such parties in his room — though, in his case, everything is done delicately and with a certain refinement, so that the thing has something of a retiring and innocent air.

    Poor Folk

  • Our house serf is the first step toward the tchinovnik.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 5, July 29, 1850

  • Russian thinkers, however, reflect that, so long as autocracy exists and the tchinovnik admit no other authority but that of the czar, another ukase may revoke the doubtful boon.

    The Story of Russia


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