committee


committee
01. There is a meeting of the Maintenance [committee] at three o'clock this afternoon.
02. The safety [committee] is meeting Tuesday to make plans in case of an earthquake.
03. The [committee] members are all volunteers.
04. The testing [committee] is working on new standardized examinations for each of the levels.
05. A [committee] has been formed of workers and management to try to resolve issues between them before they become a serious problem.
06. Winners of the Nobel peace prize are selected each year by members of a [committee] appointed by the Norwegian Parliament.
07. The first Central [Committee] of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union was founded in 1912 by a group led by Vladimir Lenin.
08. A [committee] of doctors has determined that poor handwriting on medical prescriptions often results in the wrong medicine being given to patients.
09. She is working on a [committee] which is organizing the Olympic Village for athletes and team officials for next year's games.
10. Elbert Hubbard once said that a [committee] is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
11. Each person is expected to volunteer to serve on one of the [committees].
12. I sent a memo to the other [committee] members asking them to postpone our next meeting for a week because I'll be out of town.
13. Milton Berle once joked that a [committee] is a group of men who keep minutes, and waste hours.
14. The head of each [committee] is expected to meet with the board of directors once a month.
15. Herbert Prochnow once joked that a [committee] of three gets things done if two don't show up.

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  • committee — [kə mit′ē] n. [ME committe, a representative < Anglo Fr commité, pp. (for Fr commis) of commettre, to commit < L committere: see COMMIT] 1. a group of people chosen, as from the members of a legislature or club, to consider, investigate,… …   English World dictionary

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  • Committee — (engl., spr. Kammitti), so v. w. Comité …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • committee — 1620s, from COMMIT (Cf. commit) + EE (Cf. ee), or else a revival of Anglo Fr. commite, pp. of commettre to commit, from L. committere (see COMMIT (Cf. commit)). Originally person to whom something is committed (late 15c.); the 17c. sense was a… …   Etymology dictionary

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