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1. (Professions) a superintendent
2. (Professions) a supernumerary employee
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(ˌsu pərˈnu məˌrɛr i, -ˈnyu-)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. being in excess of the usual, proper, or prescribed number; extra.
2. associated with a regular body or staff as an assistant or substitute in case of necessity.
3. a supernumerary or extra person or thing.
4. a supernumerary official or employee.
5. a person who appears in a play, opera, etc., without speaking lines or as part of a crowd; extra.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin supernumerārius. See super-, numerary]
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"Supe! supe!" and also, "Oh, what a coat!" and "Why don't you pad
Behind the bar Schomberg with a cigar in his teeth, pretended to be writing with a pencil on a large sheet of paper; and as Hermann's excitement increased it made me comfortingly aware of my own calmness and supe riority.
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Purav's book release function was attended by Dr Supe and Dr T.P.
Flashbacks show Supe as a child and younger man, overwhelmed by his powers then slowly learning how to focus and restrain himself.
Supe and Patti Ganal, of Los Gatos, Calif., were snatched Friday from a minivan on a tour of Sinai, a restive region that has seen security crumble since Egypt's popular uprising last year.
People say, 'Ooh I saw you in Coronation Street again the other night.' "Ladies at my local supe rmarket love it when I am in it."