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Word Example of - chief

    Example Sentences for chief

    He felt that he had been used unjustly; after all, he was not a wizard—what did the Chief expect!

    All hands were on the forecastle except the chief engineer and Landy Perkins.

    The chief rose, and in a few very appropriate words bade the strangers welcome to his country.

    From the moment that she did this, it became her chief trouble that Philip was blamed by others.

    First I went to the western end where the chief's son stood.

    Say, chief, how many of these things were kicking around on this unlucky planet?

    Escobar, like so many of the chief Jesuit writers, was a Spaniard, born at Valladolid in 1589.

    I think the chief wants to meet you, to discover just the kind of person you are.

    I say to the chief and people, How can Basutoland belong to Basutos?

    If there was any trouble, the chief engineer was close at hand.

Word Origin & History of - chief

    Word Origin & History

    chief c.1300 (n. and adj.), from O.Fr. chief "leader, ruler, head" (of something), from L.L. capum, from L. caput "head" (see head).

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