Chief in a sentence

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Definition of Chief

  • The head or leader of any body of men; a commander, as of an army; a head man, as of a tribe, clan, or family; a person in authority who directs the work of others; the principal actor or agent.
  • The principal part; the most valuable portion.
  • The upper third part of the field. It is supposed to be composed of the dexter, sinister, and middle chiefs.
  • Highest in office or rank; principal; head.
  • Principal or most eminent in any quality or action; most distinguished; having most influence; taking the lead; most important; as, the chief topic of conversation; the chief interest of man.
  • a person who exercises control over workers
  • a person who is in charge
  • the head of a tribe or clan

How to use chief in a sentence. Chief pronunciation.

The fellah gave labour and taxes and backsheesh and life to the State, and the long line of tyrants above him, under the sting of the kourbash; the high officials gave backsheesh to the Prince Pasha, or to his Mouffetish, or to his Chief Eunuch, or to his barber, or to some slave who had his ear.
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Many had heard of David, a few had seen him, and now all eyed with inquisitive interest one who defied so many of the customs of his countrymen; who kept on his hat; who used a Mahommedan salutation like a true believer; whom the Effendina honoured-and presently honoured in an unusual degree by seating him at table opposite himself, where his Chief Chamberlain was used to sit.
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Fat High Pasha, the Chief Chamberlain, the corrupt and corruptible, intervened.
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Once there was in Egypt, Joseph, a wise youth, who served a Pharaoh, and was his chief counsellor, and it was well with the land.
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It had, however, been the means of his premature retirement from England, for his chief at the Embassy had a preference for an Oriental entourage.
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It had been chief among the chances he had taken when he entered the high and perilous service of Kaid.
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The quarters of the Chief Eunuch separated the suite from the harem, and Mizraim, the present Chief Eunuch, was a man of power in the Palace, knew more secrets, was more courted, and was richer than some of the princes.
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Nahoum had an office in the Palace, also, which gave him the freedom of the place, and brought him often in touch with the Chief Eunuch.
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He had made Mizraim a fast friend ever since the day he had, by an able device, saved the Chief Eunuch from determined robbery by the former Prince Pasha, with whom he had suddenly come out of favour.
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When Nahoum left the great salon, he directed his steps towards the quarters of the Chief Eunuch, thinking of David, with a vague desire for pursuit and conflict.
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A few minutes later he was tapping at the door of Mizraim, the Chief Eunuch.
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A few moments later all that was left of Foorgat Bey was sitting in his carriage beside Mizraim the Chief Eunuch-sitting upright, stony, and still, and in such wise was driven swiftly to his palace.
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To-day they told me at the Palace that his carriage was seen to leave with himself and Mizraim the Chief Eunuch.
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David opened the door cautiously and admitted Mizraim the Chief Eunuch.
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I came alone as one would come to the tent of a Bedouin chief whose son one had slain, and ask for food and safety.
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When his chief eunuch accused her of a guilty love, he had given her paramour and herself to that awful death.
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And when, afterwards, he came to know the truth, and of her innocence, from the chief eunuch who with his last breath cleared her name, a terrible anger and despair had come upon him.
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Email contact links and up to date contact information can be found at the Foundation's web site and official page at http://pglaf.org For additional contact information: Dr. Gregory B. Newby Chief Executive and Director gbnewby@pglaf.org Section 4.
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The newly arrived Chief and Associate Justices of the Territory, and other machinery of the government, were domiciled with less splendor.
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Governor Roop was the first and only chief magistrate of it.
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Examples of Chief

Example #1
But all the time the bright, unclouded sun looked down on a smiling land, and in Cairo streets the din of the hammers, the voices of the boys driving heavily laden donkeys, the call of the camel-drivers leading their caravans into the great squares, the clang of the brasses of the sherbet-sellers, the song of the vendor of sweetmeats, the drone of the merchant praising his wares, went on amid scenes of wealth and luxury, and the city glowed with colour and gleamed with light.
Example #2
A man's labour was not his own.
Example #3
Kaid addressed his conversation again and again to David, asking questions put to disconcert the consuls and other official folk present, confident in the naive reply which would be returned.
Example #4
As a wind, unfelt, stirs the leaves of a forest, making it rustle delicately, a whisper swept through the room.
Example #5
He had heard all, and he knew the sardonic meaning behind Nahoum's words.
Example #6
There was, however, on the face of the listening Kaid a curious, cynical smile.