- po·lice·man·like, adjective
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How to use policeman in a sentence
To them, assuming the role of “global policeman” repeated the imperialist mistakes of Britain and France, both despised entities in the region.Afghanistan’s collapse exposes the truth about U.S. military invasions in the region | Suzanne Enzerink | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
In the 1950s, policemen across America punished men for dressing like women and even sent them to jail for this reason.
In many areas, the Taliban has called for policemen and other city workers to come back to their jobs.The Taliban Are Promising Inclusivity and Amnesty in Afghanistan. But Some Officials Predict Bloodshed | Kimberly Dozier | August 19, 2021 | Time
Being a policeman also helped me as I know how to work within the system.'All Discrimination Comes from Ignorance.' Meet the Chinese Ex-Cop Creating a Global LGBTQ+ Community | Charlie Campbell / Beijing | June 25, 2021 | Time
This policeman should have called the paramedics for a medical evaluation of George Floyd before trying to subdue him by force!
Even before the shootings, New York policeman were telling the Mayor not to attend their funerals.
Police say Myers charged at the policeman, they wrestled, and then he shot at least three bullets before his gun jammed.
Outside, a lone traffic policeman directs a steady stream of motorbikes.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis | Nina Strochlic | November 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our Pashto interpreter explained how he had pretended to be a Pakistani policeman when interested crowds approached the compound.
The policeman then commandeers the dashcammed car and orders the driver to chase down the perp.
"Here's my authority, yuh blasted runt," he yelled, and jerked his six-shooter to a level with the policeman's breast.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
"I call you," the policeman said, and stripping the saddle and bridle from his sweaty horse, turned him loose to graze.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
The climax was reached when a most offensive policeman in a dictatorial manner ordered me to 'Move on.'The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
The tall policeman was an artist at the work; but it nearly brought him to a tragic end, as I will relate.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Even the policeman who is paid to direct you, replies to your inquiry with the shortest and gruffest monosyllable that will do.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for policeman
a member of a police force, esp one holding the rank of constable: Gender-neutral form: police officer
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