Secretary in a sentence

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Definition of Secretary

  • One who keeps, or is intrusted with, secrets.
  • A person employed to write orders, letters, dispatches, public or private papers, records, and the like; an official scribe, amanuensis, or writer; one who attends to correspondence, and transacts other business, for an association, a public body, or an individual.
  • An officer of state whose business is to superintend and manage the affairs of a particular department of government, and who is usually a member of the cabinet or advisory council of the chief executive; as, the secretary of state, who conducts the correspondence and attends to the relations of a government with foreign courts; the secretary of the treasury, who manages the department of finance; the secretary of war, etc.
  • A piece of furniture, with conveniences for writing and for the arrangement of papers; an escritoire.
  • The secretary bird.
  • a desk used for writing
  • a person to whom a secret is entrusted
  • an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
  • a person who is head of an administrative department of government

How to use secretary in a sentence. Secretary pronunciation.

The Secretary and I took quarters in the "ranch" of a worthy French lady by the name of Bridget O'Flannigan, a camp follower of his Excellency the Governor.
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I was private Secretary to his majesty the Secretary and there was not yet writing enough for two of us.
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A canvas partition to separate the Senate from the House of Representatives was put up by the Secretary, at a cost of three dollars and forty cents, but the United States declined to pay for it.
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Upon being reminded that the "instructions" permitted the payment of a liberal rent for a legislative hall, and that that money was saved to the country by Mr. Curry's generosity, the United States said that did not alter the matter, and the three dollars and forty cents would be subtracted from the Secretary's eighteen hundred dollar salary-and it was!
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The Secretary was sworn to obey his volume of written "instructions," and these commanded him to do two certain things without fail, viz.: 1.
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The "instructions" commanded that the Secretary regard a paper dollar issued by the government as equal to any other dollar issued by the government.
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Then the United States sternly rebuked the Secretary for disregarding the "instructions," and warned him to correct his ways.
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The United States responded by subtracting the printing-bill from the Secretary's suffering salary-and moreover remarked with dense gravity that he would find nothing in his "instructions" requiring him to purchase hay!
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The Secretary of the Territory kept his office in his bedroom, as I before remarked; and he charged the United States no rent, although his "instructions" provided for that item and he could have justly taken advantage of it (a thing which I would have done with more than lightning promptness if I had been Secretary myself).
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So the Secretary made the purchase and the distribution.
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There was one too many, and the Secretary gave it to the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
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The United States said the Clerk of the House was not a "member" of the legislature, and took that three dollars out of the Secretary's salary, as usual.
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The Secretary was sagacious enough to know that the United States would never pay any such price as that; so he got an Indian to saw up a load of office wood at one dollar and a half.
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The Secretary had to pay that dollar and a half.
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Before leaving Carson, the Secretary and I had purchased "feet" from various Esmeralda stragglers.
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So she went to the Mission periodical to find the address of the Mission Secretary, thinking to send the extra dollar there.
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A short time afterwards she received a letter from the Secretary of the Board of Missions, enclosing a printed copy of her own letter, and asking if she were the author of it; and added, "If so, a large-hearted man in New York has authorized me to send you twenty-five dollars, with a special request that you purchase a dress worth five dollars, and give the rest to your husband and children.
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On the 16th of October at noon the Emperor left this residence with his suite, composed of the grand marshal, the Duke of Frioul; Generals Rapp, Mouton, Savary, Nansouty, Durosnell and Lebrun; of three chamberlains; of M. Labbe, chief of the topographical bureau; of M. de Meneval, his Majesty's secretary, and M. Yvan; and accompanied by the Duke of Bassano, and the Duke of Cadore, then minister of foreign relations.
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After repeated promenades in all directions, the Emperor seated himself with every mark of extreme impatience, asking every moment what time it was, or looking at his watch; and at last ordered me to prepare writing materials, and took his seat all alone at a little table, doubtless swearing internally at his secretaries, who had not arrived.
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These were the circumstances: Near the Emperor's cabinet was a small room in which the secretaries stayed, furnished with a desk, on which notes or petitions were-often placed.
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Examples of Secretary

Example #1
She had known him in his prosperity as commander-in-chief of the Metropolitan Police of New York, and she would not desert him in his adversity as Governor of Nevada.
Example #2
They were boarding around privately, and had their offices in their bedrooms.
Example #3
So Johnny K- and I devoted our time to amusement.
Example #4
I had nothing to do and no salary.
Example #5
Upon being reminded that the "instructions" permitted the payment of a liberal rent for a legislative hall, and that that money was saved to the country by Mr. Curry's generosity, the United States said that did not alter the matter, and the three dollars and forty cents would be subtracted from the Secretary's eighteen hundred dollar salary-and it was!
Example #6
But for Curry the government would have died in its tender infancy.