from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Elevated in situation; high in office or rank.


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  • While men like Gent attend to such matters, Salter and his high-placed backers including the widow of a former president, and, eventually, Gent's own estranged journalist-wife plan the bigger picture.

    Futuristic Soldiers of Fortune

  • Many high-placed people have dismissed the protesters as if they could somehow disappear into the vapor.

    Bruce Judson: Occupy Wall Street: What We Must Recognize

  • This parish's Andrew Rawnsley, alongside other high-placed journalists from various papers, mimicked the editorial conference that goes on at newspapers every day.

    Rewind radio: Who provided the best phone-hacking coverage?

  • But after the search giant recently rejiggered its algorithm to address high-placed rankings of low-quality content, Demand Media is thumping its chest, saying it had little effect on the company.

    Demand Media rebuffs, redesigns

  • LEARNING FROM MICHELLE -- Writing at the Harvard Business Review blog, Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer analyzes the failings of Rhee's management style: Her situation drives home two lessons for anyone whose power comes to them through a single, high-placed champion.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 28, 2010

  • The Court rejected both of Rumsfeld's arguments and held that high-placed placed cabinet officials can be held personally liable if they authorize the use of torture.

    Andy Thayer: Court Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld

  • His right-wing politics and German nationalism won him some high-placed friends among the German establishment, including World War I hero Gen. Erich Ludendorff.

    Hitler's Jail Time: New Documents Surface

  • Rumsfeld asked the court to dismiss the case because he is a high-placed governmental official and argued that he was immune from suit even for allegations of torture.

    Court Allows Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld

  • A high-placed military source said that the SEALs were so angry about these court-martial proceedings, they were talking about not taking any more prisoners.

    Post-American Presidency

  • I have long felt that the rhythm of the political day is too often drawn to symptoms, not causes; to reaction, not reflection; to the low-hanging fruit and not the high-placed prize.

    Beyond the Crash


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