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Of the highest level or quality:‘a top-ranking technology firm’‘top-ranking military commanders’
leading, foremost, chief, principal, head, top-ranking, top, top-tier, prime, primary, first, highest, second to none, pre-eminent, main, senior, outstanding, masterView synonyms
- ‘A lot of top-ranking people within our party weren't at all impressed by what happened at the selection convention.’
- ‘Cooperatives are organized to maximize economic returns for members, not top-ranking executives or distant investors.’
- ‘Originally, Stanley donated this trophy as an award for Canada's top-ranking amateur hockey club.’
- ‘Also prominent at the event were the flag officer for the fleet, Rear Admiral Eric Green, and other top-ranking officers.’
- ‘This is a top-ranking public university located in a major urban centre in the northeastern region of India.’
- ‘He is a top-ranking artist who has made it good in Mumbai.’
- ‘Wardens and top-ranking corrections administrators from Arizona, New Mexico and Maryland sat in the outdoor patio under heat lamps.’
- ‘Some top-ranking government officials still lack a proper understanding of the industry.’
- ‘The chief information officer and chief compliance officer, who were the top-ranking project sponsors, spoke at the communication sessions in an auditorium.’
- ‘One of Egypt's top-ranking admirals would be participating in sailboat races on the Nile River the same day.’
- ‘York's independent cinema is to benefit from a slice of £6 million from a top-ranking technology firm.’
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