a person holding a government office or job by election or appointment; person in public service.
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How to use public servant in a sentence
Christie called the taxpayer-funded payouts “boat checks” for public servants to set sail in their golden years.How the Police Bank Millions Through Their Union Contracts | by Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press, and Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica | February 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Greene is the proof-of-concept for a vision of politics where public servants can live in their own cartoon universe so long as enough constituents are willing to live there, too.The Greene-House gas effect is toxic. Republicans won’t crack a window. | Monica Hesse | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
We’ve got a new president in America, and we decided to take the time to look back at how these digital public servants improved the lives of their games.
“Lisa was an amazing and dedicated public servant who retired from state service after 30 years as eligible,” Owens wrote in an email.Maryland director on controversial Beltway, I-270 widening plan retires | Katherine Shaver | January 7, 2021 | Washington Post
These accomplished public servants have the knowledge and expertise to hit the ground running on day one.Pair of Georgia runoff races are razor close with U.S. Senate control at stake | Felicia Sonmez, Colby Itkowitz, John Wagner, Paulina Firozi, Amy B Wang | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
“I have always considered him a friend, a patriot, and a dedicated public servant,” McCain said in a statement.Hagel Takes a Bullet for Obama: Inside the Defense Secretary’s Sudden Firing | Shane Harris, Tim Mak | November 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“If I want to play role of public servant I cannot have this traditional mindset,” she says.
Might that be Hafsat herself, a dynastic political power and dedicated public servant already?
Some said they admired Cuccinelli for his work as a public servant and his stance on issues such as education.Ken Cuccinelli’s Last Stand in the Virginia Governor’s Race | Ben Jacobs | October 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hagel, a hero of mine, is a good man and a deservedly respected public servant.
He was a valuable public servant, highly esteemed by natives and foreigners.
To-day—unconsciously perhaps, but none the less surely—you have made clear the duty of a public servant.The Lieutenant-Governor | Guy Wetmore Carryl
Edwards belonged to that useful class of public servant that lives upon instructions.Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora | Edward Edwards
This public servant may match the answering book with the inquiring mind, the responsive page with the hungry soul.
The popularity of a public servant is always in danger of a tragical end if he lives long enough.Drake, Nelson and Napoleon | Walter Runciman
British Dictionary definitions for public servant
an elected or appointed holder of a public office
Australian and NZ a member of the public service: British equivalent: civil servant
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