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 Meanings and Examples of LIEUTENANT
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lieutenant
 n.  an officer of middle rank in the armed forces
 n.  an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
Classic Sentence: (82 in 6 pages)
1  He's a small farmer, not a big planter, and if the boys thought enough of him to elect him lieutenant, then it's not for any darky to talk impudent about him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  Raiford Calvert was made first lieutenant, because everybody liked Raif, and Able Wynder, son of a swamp trapper, himself a small farmer, was elected second lieutenant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
3  Ellen had stressed this at great length after catching Frank's lieutenant swinging Scarlett in the garden swing and making her squeal with laughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
4  The Carpetbaggers were looting the town, many honest folk were driven from their homes and did not know where to look for their next meal, and a negro sat in the lieutenant governor's chair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
5  With Vida as lieutenant and unofficial commander she campaigned for a village nurse to attend poor families, raised the fund herself, saw to it that the nurse was young and strong and amiable and intelligent.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
6  He came out a first lieutenant of infantry, and was one of the earliest sent abroad.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
7  And he hated the lieutenant, who had no appreciation of fine minds.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  It was useless to expect appreciation of his profound and fine sense from such men as the lieutenant.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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9  That smart lieutenant is commanding 'G' Company.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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10  The lieutenant of the youth's company was shot in the hand.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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11  The captain of the company, tucking his sword under his arm, produced a handkerchief and began to bind with it the lieutenant's wound.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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12  The lieutenant of the youth's company had encountered a soldier who had fled screaming at the first volley of his comrades.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
13  The man was blubbering and staring with sheeplike eyes at the lieutenant, who had seized him by the collar and was pommeling him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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14  The lieutenant was obliged to assist him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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15  The lieutenant sprang forward bawling.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
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