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under-secretaryship

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or position of an under-secretary.

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Examples

  • You should get an under-secretaryship in the next government. '

    The Explorer

  • At present she was having supper with a nasty-looking man, with long hair and an eyeglass, who was reputed to be a rising politician, in the running for an under-secretaryship, and was also reputed to be in love with Molly.

    No Man's Land

  • From that moment both the Attorney General and the Prime Minister marked him out for distinction; he rose without any intermediary step of an under-secretaryship from a back-bencher to a Cabinet

    Margot Asquith, an Autobiography - Two Volumes in One

  • The secretary has promised him an under-secretaryship in one of the

    The Music Master Novelized from the Play

  • He was to resign his under-secretaryship; but with the new session and a certain rearrangement of offices it was probable that he would be brought back into the Ministry.

    Marcella

  • She was led by them to think of the many workmen friends she had made during the year of her nursing life; while he had remembrances of much personal work and investigation of his own, undertaken during the time of his under-secretaryship, to add to hers.

    Sir George Tressady — Volume I

  • I should have thought it as good as a promise of an under-secretaryship.

    Phineas Finn

  • He represented one of the largest industrial constituencies in the country, was always returned by an overwhelming majority, and was known to be in his own district an administrator of far-reaching talent; but because he could not speak effectually, and because the House of Commons -- that most self-satisfied assembly of mediocrities -- did not take to him, he was never offered by his political leaders during all the long years of his patient service even an under-secretaryship.

    The Mirrors of Downing Street Some Political Reflections by a Gentleman with a Duster

  • And from what Mr. Barking heard the other day at the Club from somebody or other, I forget who, but some one connected with the Government, you know, there is every probability of George getting that permanent under-secretaryship. "

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

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