He is a retired Air Force major and sounded like one, careful and precise in his language.
All three major players—Israel, the United States and the Palestinians— have either made mistakes in recent years.
Antonella Napoli, president of the NGO Italians for Darfur, said Italy played a major role in her release.
Well, we are going to pick back up, and the next time you see Bishop there will be a major action happening.
Well, maybe the abdication was a bigger deal, but still, a Harry video will be huge, and a major nightmare for the palace.
At the same instant, major Barton entered, followed by two men.
"major Garningham, formerly of the British army," I replied.
major Phillips was welcomed with both hands and tucked into the car.
Throughout the year 1815, major John Scott had been drooping.
“I saw him and Begum going out together just now,” said the major.
c.1300, from Latin maior (earlier *magjos), irregular comparative of magnus "large, great" (see magnate). Used in music (of modes, scales, or chords) since 1690s, on notion of an interval a half-tone greater than the minor.
military rank, 1640s, from French major, short for sergent-major, originally a higher rank than at present, from Medieval Latin major "chief officer, magnate, superior person," from Latin maior "an elder, adult," noun use of the adjective (see major (adj.)). The musical sense attested by 1797.
"focus (one's) studies," 1910, American English, from major (n.) in sense of "subject of specialization" (1890). Related: Majored; majoring. Earlier as a verb, in Scottish, "to prance about, or walk backwards and forwards with a military air and step" [Jamieson, 1825].