: having a low rank or position
low-ranking officials

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Recent Examples on the Web The kissing beast was dated to the Ming Dynasty, and the tower likely was used by a relatively low-ranking officer focused on defense of the wall, researchers said. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 10 June 2024 Whereas low-ranking females frequently travel great distances in search of food, the matriarchs spend more time nursing their offspring in communal clan dens. Byphie Jacobs, science.org, 29 Mar. 2024 In a complementary series of tests performed on samples from the same clan, the study authors were able to identify whether a hyena was high- or low-ranking from methylation signatures alone with 80% accuracy. Lauren Leffer, Popular Science, 28 Mar. 2024 With its corporate machinations, creepy secrets, and low-ranking Everywoman protagonist, the novel seems, at first, like a standard-issue techno-thriller. Peter C. Baker, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2023 So far, court papers show that billions of dollars of the firm’s debt will be converted into equity, while nearly all shareholders and owners of low-ranking bonds will be wiped out. Tom Maloney, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2023 Johnson ran the Republican Study Committee, a group of socially conservative lawmakers, and served as vice chair of the House Republican caucus, a low-ranking party leadership post. Erin B. Logan, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 She was offered a low-ranking position to write on a Paramount+ show, after being in the industry for three years, and was given a better offer only after threatening to walk away. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 25 Aug. 2023 His low-ranking policeman father was repeatedly dispatched to new posts throughout Devon County, regularly uprooting Mylod, his older sister and their factory-worker mother. Daniel Vaillancourt, Los Angeles Times, 21 Aug. 2023

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“Low-ranking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-ranking. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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