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Assistant

 

(1) A specialist’s helper: in institutions of higher learning, the professor’s (instructor’s) helper at lectures and laboratory or practical lessons; in secondary schools, the examiner’s helper; in hospitals and clinics, the doctor’s helper, who watches how an illness is progressing and helps (assists) the surgeon during an operation; in the movies and theater, on television and radio, the helper of the director, operator, and so forth.

(2) In institutions of higher learning in the USSR: (a) a state office in a subdepartment that is filled competitively by persons having the appropriate higher education and qualified for teaching or scientific work; (b) the first scholarly title conferred upon teachers at universities by a resolution of the council of the institution of higher learning (the department) and confirmed by the rector.

(3) In the military: an honor guard of two persons accompanying the standard-bearer.

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I went home to Saxe-Coburg Square, and I took the advice of my assistant.
This assistant of yours who first called your attention to the advertisement--how long had he been with you?
Third right, fourth left," answered the assistant promptly, closing the door.
He shall be taken away- taken away at once," said the assistant hurriedly.
I don't like 'em," said the assistant secretary; "but sometimes you got to hand it to 'em.
The assistant secretary answered, and as I watched him, I saw his jaw drop and his face go white.
We had a long and uninteresting search for Caprona, for the old map upon which the assistant secretary had finally located it was most inaccurate.
I daresay you were right," said the Assistant Commissioner, "in telling me at first that the London anarchists had nothing to do with this.
The Assistant Commissioner's delivery was leisurely, as it were cautious.
murmured the Assistant Commissioner from under the shadow of his hand.
the head clerk was beginning anxiously, but stopped short, for he knew from experience that the enraged assistant could not be stopped except by force.
But, strange to say, the more numerous and violent the terms of abuse became, the more amiable she looked, and the more seductive the smiles she lavished on the terrible assistant.

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