Sentence Examples


  • Whether he thought the owners of the ship denied it to him, on account of its clotting his clear, sunny complexion; or whether he deemed that, on so long a voyage in such marketless waters, butter was at a premium, and therefore was not for him, a subaltern; however it was, Flask, alas! was a butterless man!
  • "Well, he's really a good fellow, one can serve under him," said Timokhin to the subaltern beside him.
  • "In a word, a hearty one..." said the subaltern, laughing (the regimental commander was nicknamed King of Hearts).
  • Companies were commanded by a Hauptmann and the machine gun detachments by a subaltern officer or an Hauptmann.
  • Friend and foe and the dead A subaltern at the front writes.

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