- acting as a modifier, as when I finished, which is subordinate to They were glad in They were glad when I finished.
- noting or pertaining to a subordinating conjunction.
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Messonnier has told colleagues that, not being a virologist or laboratory specialist, she relied on subordinates with greater subject-matter expertise.The CDC’s failed race against covid-19: A threat underestimated and a test overcomplicated|David Willman|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
Because my parents had the same kind of job, I never considered one of their careers as subordinate to the other.Catherine Dulac Finds Brain Circuitry Behind Sex-Specific Behaviors|Claudia Dreifus|December 14, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Pichai quietly withdrew from the board in 2018 and installed a Google subordinate in his place.Magic Leap tried to create an alternate reality. Its founder was already in one|Verne Kopytoff|September 26, 2020|Fortune
Distill it down, and Greenlight is a way for parents to move money from one account to a subordinate—a role that several money-transfer services already fulfill with Square’s Cash App and PayPal’s Venmo.Are kids’ allowances recession-proof?|Lucinda Shen|September 24, 2020|Fortune
Same-sex unions would not have opted into the pattern of marriage, which was a relationship, a dominant and a subordinate relationship.‘Skim milk’ marriages not enough: Ginsburg remembered as LGBTQ ally|Chris Johnson|September 21, 2020|Washington Blade
That is where the subordinate gangs like Big Hazard come in.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, the committee is composed of pastors who are subordinate to Driscoll and were not elected by their fellow pastors.Another Mega Church Implodes|Warren Throckmorton|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maria Zhang was sued by a female subordinate who claimed she was forced to have sex with her to keep her job.Female Yahoo Exec Accused of Sex Abuse Fires Back|Nina Strochlic|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tech PR firm OpenCommunications was hit with claims that its CEO made unwelcome advances toward a subordinate.Yahoo’s Accused Sexual Harasser Asked Women to Wear More Skirts at Work|Olivia Nuzzi|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The individual, even if royal, was subordinate to a larger group.Virgin Sacrifice and the Meaning of the Parthenon|Nick Romeo|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bessires was included because he would never win it at any later date, but his doglike devotion made him a priceless subordinate.
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
In 1800 Massna took his trusty subordinate with him to Italy as lieutenant-general of the centre of the army.
An appeal by a member of a subordinate lodge from a vote of expulsion does not abate by his death while the appeal is pending.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles
On the following day he was deprived of his office, and degraded to the rank of subordinate to a new steward.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer