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ray ting

  • n  an appraisal of the value of something
  • n  act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of
  • n  standing or position on a scale
  • n  rank in a military organization
  • v  assign a rank or rating to
  • v  be worthy of or have a certain rating
  • v  estimate the value of
  • v  desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage
  • v  employ scabs or strike breakers in
  • v  take the place of work of someone on strike
  • v  give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat
  • v  catch rats, especially with dogs
  • v  give away information about somebody

  • Party leaders started realizing they were in trouble roughly a month ago, when a Quinippiac University poll put their approval rating at what now seems like a robust 23%.
  • Yesterday the SEC rolled out a bunch of new rules and proposals meant to purge conflict of interest and ineptitude from the credit-ratings agenciesthat group of companies whose .
  • Ratings agencies helped create the subprime mess.
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  • Jeffrey Immelt in Bloomberg
    It enhances our flexibility and allows us to execute on our liquidity plan,CEO Jeff Immelt said in a statement. "In addition, we remain committed to the Triple A rating and in the recent market volatility, we continue to successfully meet...
  • President Bush in Guardian Unlimited
    A year ago my approval rating was in the 30s, my nominee for the Supreme Court had just withdrawn, and my vice president had shot someone,President Bush said Wednesday night during the annual gathering.
  • Angelina Jolie in FOXNews
    The film has scenes of graphic violence, and Jolie said: "I think it's remarkable that it has the rating it has. It's quite an extraordinary film and some of it shocked me."

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