a civil-service employee.
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How to use civil servant in a sentence
Police, firefighters, civil servants, and military members are exemplars of this quality.The U.S. Military Needs to Fight Extremism in Its Own Ranks. Here's How | James Stavridis | February 5, 2021 | Time
Some of the accounts belong to pro-government online publications while others belong to civil servants and socialites turned Museveni advisers.Facebook has taken down hundreds of political accounts in Uganda days ahead of a tense election | Stephen Kafeero | January 11, 2021 | Quartz
Like George Orwell, Plomer was the son of a colonial civil servant and grew up between places.
This case is about failure on the part of a civil servant, whose responsibility is to run an election system, that will cost thousands of potential voters their fundamental right to vote in the upcoming election.A crashed voter registration website is Floridians’ latest obstacle to the right to vote | Sara Morrison | October 9, 2020 | Vox
The civil service reform movement in the 1880s sought to create an effective federal government, staffed by civil servants who were trained for their work and free from fear of losing their jobs over politics.The GOP Convention Violated Plenty Of Norms, But Did It Undermine Democratic Values? | Julia Azari | September 1, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Macron excelled at France's elite schools, including the civil-servant powerhouse Ecole Nationale d'Administration.This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around | Tracy McNicoll | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Prescott was then at the centre of a media storm about his affair with a civil servant, Tracey Temple.Prosecutors Allege Affair Between Rebekah Brooks And Andy Coulson | Peter Jukes, Nico Hines | October 31, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A retired civil servant in the suburbs of Athens doesn't produce any surplus at all.
His clotted rhetoric speaks to his 21 years as a civil servant, but his meaning and intention are clear enough.
There is Ursula the civil servant bravely patrolling a London bombed to pieces during the Blitz.
A civil servant of the Republic had no legal right to sever himself from his engagements without permission.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi; Volume the first | Count Carlo Gozzi
But the capable civil servant never admitted the justice of being passed over.The King's Post | R. C. Tombs
Stimpson was a civil servant, but his life-work was cabinet-making.The House by the River | A. P. Herbert
During the Commonwealth Marvell was content to be a civil servant.Andrew Marvell | Augustine Birrell
All traces of the Terran civil servant, clumsy and uncomfortable in his ill-fitting clothes, had dropped away.The Door Through Space | Marion Zimmer Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for civil servant
a member of the civil service
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