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  • adj. At an important, elevated, or exalted level in a hierarchy or organization; high-level.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. at an elevated level in rank or importance

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Examples

  • Also, the Sooners wanted some amendments to the University of Texas-branded network, according to what the newspaper called a high-ranking Big 12 source.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Close friends of Rabbani said that the former president returned from a trip to Iran to meet with a man who had been described as a high-ranking Taliban contact.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • It also referred to a high-ranking member of the Priory—clearly Plantard—meeting the Grand Master of P2, Licio Gelli dating the encounter two days after Plantard’s election as Nautonnier and setting it in the rather ordinary Parisian brasserie La Tipia near the Gare du Nord railway station, where he often held meetings.

    The Sion Revelation

  • It's your liberals who are screaming for terrorists to be tried in civilian courts, and it's your liberals who are prosecuting 6 Navy SEALS for punching a high-ranking terrorist in the face when they captured him!

    Tom McIntyre Explains His Picks for our 2009 Hunting and Fishing Heroes and Villians Face-Off

  • Regardless of those former astronauts who have been NASA Administrators 'performances, one needs to take a look at the careers of other astronauts who have gone back to the military and filled high-ranking positions.

    Bolden Watch - NASA Watch

  • NORFOLK, Va. — Raunchy comedy videos made by a high-ranking Navy commander and shown to the crew of an aircraft carrier three or four years ago have suddenly proved an embarrassment to the Pentagon that could blight the officer's career.

    USS Enterprise Video Scandal: Racy Clips Raise Questions About Navy Culture

  • The high-ranking LBGT operative who passed the numbers along cited them as evidence that the gay community was not disaffected with the president prior to November's midterm elections and that they would not lose patience with Obama even if he fails to persuade Congress to move major agenda items in the years ahead.

    Poll: Obama Had Strong Standing With Gay Community Even Before DADT Repeal

  • "The situation is very flui d and lawyers together with Rampl are working on the new corporate governance of the bank," one high-ranking executive with knowledge of the situation said Sunday.

    UniCredit Considers Splitting CEO Role

  • Some high-ranking officials, including Premier Wen Jiabao and Vice Premier Li Keqiang, have signalled a shift in policy focus to increasing housing supply rather than just damping demand.

    China Targets Land Hoarding, Pushes Public Housing

  • Academics have warned that arts and humanities could end up only in high-ranking institutions that admit fewer low-income students.

    Arts degrees become the preserve of the wealthy

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