Soon after Hampton departed, however, ensign helped him get a job at November Inc., a campaign firm run by another former staffer.
“Marriage is the cornerstone on which our society was founded,” ensign proclaimed from the Senate floor.
ensign is also a born-again Christian and member of Promise Keepers, a male evangelical group that promotes fidelity.
The sordid revelations did deflate ensign's poll numbers for a while.
ensign and Hampton's relationship may not have been so healthy, but they had the communication thing down.
Darrin gave the order to lower a cutter, instructing ensign Phelps to go along and haul in that glowing object.
A schooner riding to an anchor in the bay was flying her ensign for help.
The standard of the cross, that ensign of this holy crusade, was borne in the advance, followed by the other banners of the army.
Before that hurricane of passion the ensign recoiled, despite himself.
He doesn't make nearly as much in the navy, even as an ensign—but I don't know about that.
late 14c., via Scottish, from Old French enseigne (12c.) "mark, symbol, signal; flag, standard, pennant," from Latin insignia (plural); see insignia. Sense of "banner, flag" is c.1400; that of soldier who carries one is first recorded 1510s. U.S. Navy sense of "commissioned officer of the lowest rank" is from 1862. French navy had rank of enseigne de vaisseau since at least early 18c.
(1.) Heb. 'oth, a military standard, especially of a single tribe (Num. 2:2). Each separate tribe had its own "sign" or "ensign." (2.) Heb. nes, a lofty signal, as a column or high pole (Num. 21:8, 9); a standard or signal or flag placed on high mountains to point out to the people a place of rendezvous on the irruption of an enemy (Isa. 5:26; 11:12; 18:3; 62:10; Jer. 4:6, 21; Ps. 60:4). This was an occasional signal, and not a military standard. Elevation and conspicuity are implied in the word. (3.) The Hebrew word _degel_ denotes the standard given to each of the four divisions of the host of the Israelites at the Exodus (Num. 1:52; 2:2; 10:14). In Cant. 2:4 it is rendered "banner." We have no definite information as to the nature of these military standards. (See BANNER.)