of the first rank

idiom

: being excellent at what one does
a writer of the first rank

Examples of of the first rank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of the 20 pictures by him gathered here, just four are of the first rank. Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2022 Not that there weren’t theatrical luminaries of the first rank. Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2022 The absolute worst of these is still just a literary writer of the first rank. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 24 Apr. 2022 In the scientific community, Linde is widely regarded as a physicist of the first rank. Alan Lightman, The Atlantic, 8 Feb. 2021 But many critics considered his books literature of the first rank. Sarah Lyall, New York Times, 13 Dec. 2020 Don’t miss: The fresh banana malts are a summertime treat of the first rank, and the half-pound, California-style Burger-Ette is a signature item for a reason. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 29 July 2020 Of all the intellectual activities in my life my striving toward a better appreciation of the shape of reality which science outlines for us has always been of the first rank. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 21 June 2012 See More

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“Of the first rank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20the%20first%20rank. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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