Recent Examples on the WebTop 10 With records through Monday and previous rankings in parentheses.—Paul Johnson, Chicago Tribune, 19 Sep. 2023 Its description is equally a jumble of keywords encased in parentheses and questionable grammar.—Josh Hendrickson, PCMAG, 13 Sep. 2023 Top 10 With records through Sunday and previous rankings in parentheses.—Rick Armstrong, Chicago Tribune, 18 Sep. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up When Bloom arrived, this was the Red Sox top 10 (with the level at which the player finished 2019 in parentheses):
1.—Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2023 Sam Houston 14 10 *first-place votes in parentheses This week’s Best in Texas panelists: Scott Bell, Grant Gaspard, Michael Haag, Jamie Hancock, Selby Lopez, Kevin Sherrington, Corey Smith, Stefan Stevenson, Brett Vito.—Selby Lopez, Dallas News, 12 Sep. 2023 San Diego Union-Tribune Sportswriters/Sportscasters Poll (First-place votes in parentheses; points awarded on a 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis)
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1.—San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Sep. 2023 Top 10 With records through Tuesday and previous rankings in parentheses.—Tony Baranek, Chicago Tribune, 6 Sep. 2023 Here are 10 others, in chronological order (hometowns in parentheses):
1.—Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 6 Sep. 2023 See More
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Late Latin, from Greek, literally, act of inserting, from parentithenai to insert, from para- + en- en- + tithenai to place — more at do