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  • adj. inferior in rank or status


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  • Decent people may be shocked by reading about Washington's heavy-handed treatment of friends and foes alike, its bullying, use of diplomats as junior-grade spies, and snide remarks about world leaders.

    Eric Margolis: Realpolitik Is Not a Pretty Sight

  • Storywise, we're now in the third season, Gomez just got promoted to junior-grade lieutenant, and we're concurrent with "The Hunted."

    Shakespeare's Insult 6 February

  • Picked up a few pieces of shrapnel—enough for a junior-grade Purple Heart, I guess.

    Brotherhood of Heroes

  • Handsome, in a rakish, indolent sort of way, Nassau-Siegen was a junior-grade version of Potemkin.

    John Paul Jones

  • After all, the lives of the captain and his crew might one day depend on a particular ensign or junior-grade lieutenant.

    Starfleet Year One

  • They'd now been replaced by a recent - albeit brilliant-graduate of Starfleet Academy and a junior-grade lieutenant who owed his rank to battle-field commissions rather than full Academy experi-ence.

    Demons Of Air And Darkness

  • And there was a junior-grade science officer aboard that vessel by the name of Soleta.

    Star Trek® New Frontier

  • All around him were crew members, ensigns and junior-grade lieutenants.


  • As it was, she was forced to choose from among a bevy of junior-grade ensigns, none of whom had the seniority aboard theEnterprise, much less the experience.


  • Harried noncoms and junior-grade officers buzzed everywhere, failing miserably to bring order to the chaos.



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