RANK's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of rank
Definition:
v. hold a particular position in a social hierarchy; form or stand in a row or rows
Example:
He is expecting to rank first in the class
Sentence in Classic:
Thick among the tufts of rank stiff growth lay battered canisters and clots and coils of solid excrement.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
In the whole history of the settlement there had never been such a case of rank disobedience to the authority of the Elders.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The sun shone, the birds sang, and the children sang too, and each held the other by the hand; for as yet they had none of them any high office, and were all of equal rank in the eye of God.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
In Moscow he had for the first time felt, after his luxurious and coarse life at Petersburg, all the charm of intimacy with a sweet and innocent girl of his own rank, who cared for him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The rest, like the rank and file before an engagement, though they were getting ready for the fight, sought for other distractions in the interval.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
With these words she greeted Prince Vasili Kuragin, a man of high rank and importance, who was the first to arrive at her reception.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Three hundred persons took their seats in the dining room, according to their rank and importance: the more important nearer to the honored guest, as naturally as water flows deepest where the land lies lowest.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Thinking he could have been received in such a manner only because Davout did not know that he was adjutant general to the Emperor Alexander and even his envoy to Napoleon, Balashev hastened to inform him of his rank and mission.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Despite his seniority in rank Bagration, in this contest of magnanimity, took his orders from Barclay, but, having submitted, agreed with him less than ever.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He is a cheerful, excitable, insignificant, unpolished man of about 50, naturally unambitious except as to his income and his importance in local society, but just now greatly pleased with the military rank which the war has thrust on him as a man of consequence in his town.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw Context
I was conducted to his palace, where I acquainted him with the history of my family, and he represented to me how much it was beneath my rank to belong to an Israelite.
Candide By Voltaire Context