All he could muster in response was "this is ensign's own personal decision to make."
“Marriage is the cornerstone on which our society was founded,” ensign proclaimed from the Senate floor.
Both Sanford and ensign pray—or some would say prey—with those men who gather on C Street.
One $20,000 loan from ensign to Hampton was forgiven after the affair was revealed.
Even though both ensign and Cynthia Hampton were married, the senator was hearing wedding bells.
Darrin gave the order to lower a cutter, instructing ensign Phelps to go along and haul in that glowing object.
The ensign of France was again hoisted, but did not long remain flying.
The standard of the cross, that ensign of this holy crusade, was borne in the advance, followed by the other banners of the army.
Then he covered the hiatus with paint, and hoisted the ensign to the flagstaff.
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.)