bureau, agency, office


: ux|en|a news bureau; a travel bureau; a service bureau; an employment bureau;   the Citizens Advice Bureau

*: There was an eerie silence in the dorm [... in] the factory. [...] The lamp glowed in his bureau, warm and reassuring and, through the window, I could see his papers strewn across the desk. [...] I called his name again. A movement from his bureau. [...] I banged on his door until it opened a crack[. ...] He pushed me out onto the staircase. "Get out," he screamed. The door to his bureau slammed in my face.

*: Both my ability to comprehend what is being said [in French] and my ability to fake comprehension have improved expeditiously. Monsieur holds the door open for me as we step inside his bureau. No one looks up as we enter. He offers me a seat, and when I fail to take it he returns to my side of the desk [...].

*: Nick opened the bureau door and told Joan he was going to find Susan. He walked to the cafeteria, but it was empty. He went back to the bureau, and asked Joan to check the restrooms.

: The superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world. --Woodward.

: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

: Central Intelligence Agency

*: There is an hour or two, after the passengers have embarked, which is disquieting and fussy....Passengers wander restlessly about or hurry, with futile energy, from place to place. Pushing men hustle each other at the windows of the pursers office, under pretence of expecting letters or despatching telegrams.

*: In 1968 it in turn merged with the Foreign Office to form the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

: ux|en|an executive or judicial office;  a municipal office

*: No court of pleas and quarter sessions shall admit to the bar of such court, as a practising attorney, any person who holds the office of justice of the peace in said county, until he first tender to the court his resignation of said office.

*: So, at his bloody view, her eyes are fled / Into the deep dark cabills of her head; / Where they resign their office and their light / To the disposing of her troubled brain;

*: Inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office.

*: Hesperus, whose office is to bring / Twilight upon the earth.

*: In this experiment the several intervals of the teeth of the comb do the office of so many prisms.

*: The antients would certainly have invoked the goddess Flora for this purpose, and it would have been no difficulty for their priests, or politicians to have persuaded the people of the real presence of the deity, though a plain mortal had personated her and performed her office.

*: This morning was read in the church, after the office was done, the declaration setting forth the late conspiracy against the kings person.

: ux|en|kind offices;  pious offices

*: I would I could do a good office between you.

*: ...the office of thy calling shall be for a comfort unto my servant...

*: ...there I readily engaged in the office of pointing out to my friend the certain evils of such a choice.

*: As for the offices, let them stand at distance.

*: A short passage, bare planked and dusty, led to the kitchen and offices.

*: Is he officed in Congressional Relations or is he officed in SCA?

*: Prior to that time, Station personnel were first officed in temporary wartime barracks on the campus and then on the second floor of the Journalism Building.

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