Another detail may be significant, but more delicate--dean has long suffered from almost disabling arthritis.
As the dean kept talking and students began protesting, calls came from journalists in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.
She even had the dean of Swarthmore sign it when she came on a campus tour.
Had dean beaten Kerry in Iowa, it would have been extremely hard for the Massachusetts senator to recover.
That comes as a surprise, since dean has used old-fashioned film stock to make some of our era's best art.
This was in reality the beginning of Mrs. dean's carefully laid plan.
Tom walked on until he came to the dean's driveway, and then he turned into it.
I might now be dean of a college or a second Dr. Frank Crane.
The dean took his bridge seriously and with extreme deliberation.
If it were the dean, now—but, oh no, certainly not the Head.
early 14c., from Old French deien (12c., Modern French doyen), from Late Latin decanus "head of a group of 10 monks in a monastery," from earlier secular meaning "commander of 10 soldiers" (which was extended to civil administrators in the late empire), from Greek dekanos, from deka "ten" (see ten). Replaced Old English teoðingealdor. College sense is from 1570s (in Latin from late 13c.).
"small valley," from Old English denu "valley" (see den).
"bare, sandy tract by the sea," late 13c., of uncertain origin, perhaps connected to dune, but the sense difference is difficult.