at the top of one's/the class

idiom

: having among the highest grades in one's class
He graduated at the top of his/the class.

Examples of at the top of one's/the class in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Verdict: Stick With a Classic Lightroom Classic, already at the top of the class, continues to get better with the addition of generative AI tools for removing objects or simulating lens blur. PCMAG, 30 May 2024 Just about everyone is in agreement that No. 1 Notre Dame (7-1) is at the top of the class until proven otherwise. Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, 13 Apr. 2024 The consensus among that group is the cornerback class is relatively average compared to recent draft classes, with Alabama’s Terrion Arnold and Toledo’s Quinyon Mitchell at the top of the class, and Wiggins rounding out the top three at the position. Mike Kaye, Charlotte Observer, 3 Apr. 2024 Even the top 10% students who get automatic admission may need more help than just being at the top of the class. Dallas News, 17 Feb. 2022 Abbott Elementary finished its sophomore season at the top of the class for ABC. Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 June 2023 His upside as a playmaker is at the top of the class. Evan Frank, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Apr. 2023 In addition to that talent at the top of the class, there's plenty of depth available as well. Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2023 Yet, there’s a familiar program sitting at the top of the class rankings. Nick Saban and Alabama football recaptured the top spot on nearly every recruiting service after a No. 2 finish last year. Nick Alvarez | Nalvarez@al.com, al, 21 Dec. 2022

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“At the top of one's/the class.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20the%20top%20of%20one%27s%2Fthe%20class. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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