: having a high rank or position
high-ranking officials

Examples of high-ranking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1938, the house was acquired for the Nazi party by Martin Bormann, a high-ranking Nazi official, and the street was renamed Adolf-Hitler-Strasse. Graham Bowley, New York Times, 19 Nov. 2023 New York recently hired a former high-ranking employee from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to serve as the state’s first chief customer experience officer. WIRED, 15 Nov. 2023 Many ancient high-ranking military officials and commanders also received honorable burials at Abúsír, but the scribe’s tomb stands out from the rest due to the detailed, snake-deterring spells on its northern wall. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Nov. 2023 George Low, a high-ranking official at the space agency, suggested a change in plans. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2023 In the days afterward, many observers, including high-ranking Republicans, were calling it an insurrection. Sue Halpern, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2023 The military said two of the men were high-ranking militants. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 7 Nov. 2023 The complaint accused McMahon of maneuvering to get a corner office with windows at police headquarters, and distributing to his staff Apple Watches that the department sometimes issues to high-ranking officials. Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2023 Audiences will likely compare the 8-episode series to Netflix’s Bridgerton, as the women search for love and high-ranking titles. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 4 Nov. 2023 See More

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“High-ranking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-ranking. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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