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Having a senior or important position in a particular hierarchy.‘a high-ranking government official’
- ‘We know that a lot of them have been in the north where the Kurds are, but we don't know how high-ranking they are.’
- ‘I suspect there was only a very small number of high-ranking sources in Iraq.’
- ‘This included cubs belonging to high-ranking females, who were presumably well nourished at the time of their mother's death.’
- ‘Had she won Williams would have risen to a world career high ranking of third.’
- ‘The court martial highlighted confusion among high-ranking military officers about whether conditioning was lawful or not.’
- ‘Several of the prime suspects, accused by human rights groups of masterminding the violence, are high-ranking government ministers.’
- ‘Community leaders have praised Davis for trying to instill more confidence by replacing several high-ranking officials.’
- ‘The French government decided to send several high-ranking members to the alternative social summit in Porto Alegre, Brazil instead of New York.’
- ‘Another school, for higher ranking officers, ran from 3 to 6 months.’
- ‘The first session was attended by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and other high-ranking foreign delegates amid tight security.’
- ‘Even at her vice presidential level, Lindsey invited the highest ranking woman at Northern Trust for coffee and discovered they had mutual interests.’
- ‘I imagine that goes for several other high ranking officials as well.’
- ‘Mr. Rafsanjani traveled over the weekend to the northeastern city of Mashad to discuss the postelection political crisis with high-ranking Shiite clerics.’
- ‘It may seem difficult, if not impossibly perverse, to justify the highest ranking for a record of solo contrabass improvisations.’
- ‘They pushed them through "captive audience" meetings with high ranking BHP managers.’
- ‘The following year, it was hit by a corruption scandal involving illegal payments to Kohl and high-ranking party officials.’
- ‘Collaborative work received the highest ranking by the survey respondents.’
- ‘Some people insisted on the ` correct ' versions given by high ranking officials.’
- ‘Comments quoted in our publication by a high-ranking police officer a couple of weeks ago made me stop and think.’
- ‘Iran's foreign minister says he's optimistic about tomorrow's sit-down with the State Department's third highest ranking diplomat William Burns.’
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