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English citations of secretary

intransitive verb[edit]

  • 1934, Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, 1992 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 182:
    He nodded. "I do. I hadn't thought of it, but now that you remind me I recall the scene perfectly. It was just as you—"
    "Mr Kimball!" The secretary was 'secretarying. "It would be better perhaps if you—that is, upon reflection—"