from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of superlative quality: a four-star restaurant.


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  • Now, of course, some of the top recruits, the so-called four-star and five-star prospects, have already announced where they will be, uh ... matriculating.


  • It includes two promising quarterbacks, some productive receivers and a four-star running back.

    Oklahoma State - Team Notes

  • While the heavy U.S. troop presence in Iraq between 2003-2008 created a large number of three- and four-star generals with extensive command experience in that country, the pool is much smaller in Afghanistan.

    Clinton to announce new 'AfPak' envoy

  • But some senior Pentagon officials worry that he lacks the media and political savvy needed for the four-star job in Afghanistan and it does not appear likely at the moment that he will take over for Petraeus.

    Clinton to announce new 'AfPak' envoy

  • Gen. Petraeus, the agency's fifth director in eight years, is the four-star general who led allied troops in Afghanistan, steeped in a culture that confers authority with the insignia on an officer's uniform.

    Mr. Insider Will Guide Petraeus at the CIA

  • Just before one p.m., the driver pulls up in front of the four-star hotel that Jerez insisted on booking for her from Sevilla.

    Claudia Ricci: Seeing Red: Her Lover is Quite the "Snake"

  • McChrystal retired from the Army a month later, with the White House allowing him to keep his status as a four-star general.

    Gen. McChrystal to oversee White House initiative

  • But Virginia's recruiting haul for the 2011 class also included six players from the state of Maryland, including four-star wide receiver Darius Jennings from Gilman School in Baltimore and four-star defensive back Brandon Phelps from Damascus.

    Virginia football staff's relationships in Maryland/D.C. area crucial given new Terps regime

  • He had 1,003 receiving yards and 14 TDs as a senior, and got his scholarship offer as the Hokies were trying to get his teammate, four-star QB Marquise Williams to commit.

    Virginia Tech signs 20 players for 2011 recruiting class

  • Several of the players who would seem to stand a good chance of playing right away include Demetrious Nicholson, a four-star defensive back who was named the 2010 state player of the year in Virginia, Darius Jennings, a four-star wide receiver who was named the state player of the year in Maryland, Brandon Phelps, a four-star defensive back out of Damascus and Dominique Terrell, a four-star wide receiver out of Osbourn.

    Expect fewer redshirts in Mike London's second season


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