high-ranking high-ranking

Definition(s):

  • (adj) at an elevated level in rank or importance

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To a high-ranking KMT official in Taipei To the chief of an aboriginal tribe in eastern Taiwan The daughter of a Kaohsiung taxi driver In the United States.
  2. The daughter of a high-ranking military official, Kim Young Sook was handpicked by Kim Il Sung in the early 1970s to marry his son.
  3. Flimsily constructed on the supposition that high-ranking Norfolk's papal audience could only concern an equally high-ranking cause, the rumors took three forms:.

News

  1. International Response to NSA: WTF, America?

    In a relatively scathing op-ed, a high-ranking government official let loose on the National Security Agency's data-mining program: "The more a society monitors, controls, and observes its citizens, the less free it is." Like many politicians who find themselves talking the security-privacy trade-off, she cited Benjamin Franklin. The thing is, the author isn't American. She's the German Justice ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

  2. Hillary’s sorry state of affairs

    WASHINGTON — A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup — including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes. A chief investigator for the agency’s inspector general wrote a memo outlining eight cases that...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Post

  3. Federal budget cuts force civilian employee furloughs

    Three high-ranking commanders at Joint Base Lewis-McChord said federal budget cuts brought on by sequestration are forcing them to furlough as many as 10,000 civilian employees who work on base. "Now after all of the sacrifice, we're going back to them again and saying we want you to sacrifice some more," said JBLM Cmdr. Col. Chuck Hodges. Hodges said the budget for running basic services at the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

Quotes

  1. "We have made it clear to high-ranking officials, whether they be Republicans or Democrats, that going to Syria sends mixed signals - signals in the region and, of course, mixed signals to President Assad," Mr Bush told journalists in the White...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Times Online

  2. "Mr. Libby, a high-ranking public official and experienced lawyer, lied repeatedly and blatantly about matters at the heart of a criminal investigation," Fitzgerald said in court papers. "He has shown no regret for his actions, which...
    on May 25, 2007 By: Patrick Fitzgerald Source: Bloomberg

  3. In a full page ad published Sunday in the Washington Post, Flynt asks for information from anyone who has had a "sexual encounter with a current member of the United States Congress or a high-ranking government official."
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Larry Flynt Source: United Press International

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