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 Meanings and Examples of SUBORDINATE
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subordinate
 a.  occupying lower rank; inferior; submissive
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  With some of them, however, Chichikov was altogether unacquainted, since certain substitutes and supernumeraries had to be pressed into the service from among the ranks of the subordinate staff.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII
2  At the same time, it is for a subordinate to adapt himself to the tone of his superior, rather than for a superior to adapt himself to the tone of his subordinate.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
3  But, having nonplussed his subordinate, Matvy Ilyitch paid him no further attention.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
4  To respect one's self and obey, that I can understand, that's happiness; but a subordinate existence.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
5  I consider myself fortunate to have such a subordinate by me.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER III
6  He put on the air of a subordinate who obeys without reasoning.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
7  A circle soon formed round Speranski, and the old man who had talked about his subordinate Pryanichnikov addressed a question to him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER V
8  But he's also being deceived by the man from the country as he's this man's subordinate and doesn't know it.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Nine In the Cathedral
9  There's a lot to indicate that he treats the man as his subordinate, I expect you remember, but those who hold this view would say it's very clear that he really is his subordinate.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Nine In the Cathedral
10  Even the end of the doorkeeper's service is determined by when the man's life ends, so the doorkeeper remains his subordinate right to the end.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Nine In the Cathedral
11  In this case we can't believe the doorkeeper is the man's subordinate.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Nine In the Cathedral
12  , when his return from his long captivity had become an event rather wished than hoped for by his despairing subjects, who were in the meantime subjected to every species of subordinate oppression.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
13  Again, of course no subordinate would have dared to do such a thing.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
14  The sovereigns of Paraguay admit as few Spanish Jesuits as possible; they prefer those of other nations as being more subordinate to their commands.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XV
15  They were, what the subordinate monks who accompany monks are called, bini.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER II—PRELIMINARY GAYETIES
Example Sentence:
1  He always liked to subordinate others' effect.
2  The minority is subordinate to the majority.
3  These aims were subordinate to the main aims of the mission.
4  A private is subordinate to a corporal.
5  He had an essentially subordinate role.
6  Bishop Proudie's wife expected all the subordinate clergy to behave with great deference to the wife of their superior.
7  The president decided to delegate the task to a subordinate.
8  All the president said in that statement taken in context is … that subordinates are bound by what their superiors tell them. But the president in no way countermanded the guidance that is actually being challenged in this case.
9  Haig tended not to seek guidance from subordinates.
10  Safety considerations were subordinated to commercial interests.
11  The needs of the individual are completely subordinated to those of the state.
12  The interests of the individual must be subordinated to the interests of the collective.