1 In a word, he was always a gentleman of excellent manners, and every official in the place felt pleased when he saw him enter the door.
2 Either the climate hindered operations or the materials used were of the kind which prevents official edifices from ever rising higher than the basement.
3 He was unused to receiving visitors, and for the moment conceived the new arrival to be a Government official, sent to question him concerning an abortive society to which he had formerly belonged.
4 The latter, on appearing, was seen to have the air, half of a peasant, half of an official.
5 Clerical pens slaved, and brains skilled in legal casus toiled; for each official had the artist's liking for the curved line in preference to the straight.
6 Portfolio in hand, this official stood waiting respectfully.
7 They are more likely to listen to a plain man than to an official.
8 The young men started living together in one set of rooms, under the remote supervision of a cousin on their mother's side, Ilya Kolyazin, an official of high rank.
9 Meanwhile Nikolai Petrovitch had already, in his parents' lifetime and to their no slight chagrin, had time to fall in love with the daughter of his landlord, a petty official, Prepolovensky.
10 Matvy Ilyitch received Arkady with the good-nature, we might even call it playfulness, characteristic of the enlightened higher official.
11 The following means, among others, is in great vogue, 'is quite a favourite,' as the English say; a high official suddenly ceases to understand the simplest words, assuming total deafness.
12 Matvy Ilyitch was a higher official all the same, though he was reckoned a liberal.
13 She talked with equal ease to her partner and to the grand official, softly turned her head and eyes, and twice laughed softly.
14 I was lying when I said just now that I was a spiteful official.
15 I, for instance, genuinely despised my official work and did not openly abuse it simply because I was in it myself and got a salary for it.