The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials
to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I.
Among the passengers were a number of officers, Government officials
, and opium and indigo merchants, whose business called them to the eastern coast.
Having learned to drive them while in Marentina, we spent a delightful and profitable day exploring the city, and late in the afternoon at the hour Talu told us we would find government officials
in their offices, we stopped before a magnificent building on the plaza opposite the royal grounds and the palace.
Every battle was re-fought; and in the end, of course, the Government officials
learned that they were being used to pull telephone chestnuts out of the fire.
There were three of them, of whom one with a long beard looked venerable; and they had red cloth collars round their necks and gold lace on their sleeves like Government officials
The sound slightly disturbed certain somnolent merchants, government officials
, and men of independent means who were lying back in their chairs, chatting, smoking, ruminating about their affairs, with their eyes half shut; they raised their lids for an instant at the sound and then closed them again.
They bore a general letter of introduction (the Babu salaamed to it orientally) to all Government officials
and his wife, a Government official
and his wife, Mrs.
Thus wholly and solely occupied in retaining his place, drawing his pay, and securing his pension, the government official
thought everything permissible that conduced to these results.
It must be borne in mind that, like some others of the greatest poets, he was not a poet merely, but also a man of practical affairs, in the eyes of his associates first and mainly a courtier, diplomat, and government official
My father was a Government official
in the provinces, He had a little land too.
The year the Prince of Wales came to the Island she was visiting her uncle in Charlottetown and he was a Government official
, and so she got invited to the great ball.