higher-ranking love


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having a rank above that of another.

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

  • adj. having a higher rank


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  • Not to mention J-Hawk was married—and higher-ranking than either A-Rod or me.

    Mercy Kill

  • Last February, in an academic survey, more than 100 retired captains and higher-ranking officers reported that they were aware of instances of "ethically inappropriate" changes to crime complaints in the seven major categories of felonies measured by CompStat, though the department has repeatedly disputed the methodology of that survey.

    Kelly Annouces New Panel To Review Iffy Crime Stats

  • For a young lawyer, the reality seems to be that everyone who will be reading your work – the higher-ranking associates at your firm, the term clerks at the courthouse, etc. – came through the law review system and, except for a few oddballs, learned the Bluebook and expects you tohave.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Case for Abolishing the Bluebook

  • Activists and defected army conscripts have estimated around 2,000 soldiers across Syria have turned against the military in order to avoid orders to shoot at civilians, but analysts said only higher-ranking defections from the army—set up as a tightly knit institution loyal to Mr. Assad—would begin to shake the regime.

    Refugees Urge Action Against Syria

  • But to make a real impact internally, and internationally, you would need to have higher-ranking officers defecting, said Riad Kahwaji, head of the Dubai-based Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis.

    Thousands Flee North Syria Town

  • A few of the higher-ranking guys in the DOJ have had dealings with the RIAA, but this in no way means that they are “working for” the RIAA.

    Does Obama hate open source?

  • The central province of Hubei experienced violent protests in June after the death of a local bureaucrat who objected to a land deal backed by higher-ranking officials.

    Riots Erupt Over Land in China

  • That promise would violate the rigid Bankruptcy Code guidelines that require higher-ranking creditors to be paid first, argued creditors in court documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan on Friday and Monday.

    Rockpoint Comes and Goes on Park Avenue

  • There haven't yet been any announced defections from higher-ranking Alawite soldiers, who form the military's backbone and are Assad loyalists.

    Turkey Is Adding to Pressure on Damascus

  • Much of the nitty-gritty of such investigative work involves little-known figures of the corporate world like Mr. Brown, who often are snared by prosecutors hoping to nab higher-ranking executives.

    Retrial Dropped, Enron Figure Talks


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