Synonyms for understudy

Grammar : Noun
Spell : uhn-der-stuhd-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈʌn dərˌstʌd i

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Définition of understudy

Origin :
  • also under-study, 1852, in the theatrical sense, from under + study (v.). The noun is attested from 1848, translating Italian supplimento.
  • noun substitute
Example sentences :
  • But an understudy was to play her part that night and she had no excuse.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • And the maid will leave us before the month is over and I shall be her understudy.
  • Extract from : « The Gorgeous Girl » by Nalbro Bartley
  • She's an understudy, and her principal might fall ill--or something.
  • Extract from : « Nobody » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • Then he turned, roaring: 'Vere is Miss Lawrence's understudy?
  • Extract from : « Despair's Last Journey » by David Christie Murray
  • Through the two acts which followed, the understudy kept it up.
  • Extract from : « The Lowest Rung » by Mary Cholmondeley
  • It will start in two minutes, and we shall see what the understudy can make of it.
  • Extract from : « The Lowest Rung » by Mary Cholmondeley
  • I must provide an understudy for Mr. Macy, and others of the cast, also.
  • Extract from : « Marjorie Dean » by Pauline Lester
  • John replied fervently, "Oh, sir, I should like to be Harry's understudy."
  • Extract from : « The Hill » by Horace Annesley Vachell
  • And he became, on Sunday afternoons, a sort of understudy for Catherine.
  • Extract from : « A Modern Chronicle, Complete » by Winston Churchill
  • Let me repeat, once more, that for every position you should have an understudy.
  • Extract from : « Letters from an Old Railway Official » by Charles DeLano Hine

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