elevated rank

See: eminence
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I have more than once observed to Lady Catherine, that her charming daughter seemed born to be a duchess, and that the most elevated rank, instead of giving her consequence, would be adorned by her.
Dames of elevated rank, likewise, whose doors she entered in the way of her occupation, were accustomed to distil drops of bitterness into her heart; sometimes through that alchemy of quiet malice, by which women can concoct a subtle poison from ordinary trifles; and sometimes, also, by a coarser expression, that fell upon the sufferer's defenceless breast like a rough blow upon an ulcerated wound.
At the end of a moment's conversation, in which Porthos hinted that a lady of elevated rank had condescended to relieve him from his embarrassment, Mousqueton entered.
He and King Ulysses exchanged with one another the courtesies which belong to their elevated rank.
The Baloch are not excluded from the power circles of the military, with Lt Gen retd Abdul Qadir Baloch having reached not only that elevated rank, but also first the National Assembly and then the federal Cabinet, where he has the States and Frontier Regions portfolio, thus making him the government's pointman in the fight against terrorism in the Waziristan agencies.
I didn't quite reach the rank of Bomber Harris but, shortly after my "square bashing", I was promoted to the elevated rank of AC1 from AC2.
Kerry venue are nothing new, but for some reason the Irish Greyhound Board granted Classic status to the event that concluded there on Friday, a richly sponsored competition that enshrined its elevated rank in its title: the Mike Cronin Readymix Unraced Juvenile Classic, which carried a winner's purse of EUR25,000 and a total prize fund of EUR47,000.
He achieved the elevated rank of Lance-Corporal and became a despatch rider, operating out of Whitehall.
He suggests that Renault might occupy a less elevated rank because she was a woman, writing in the 1950's and 60's about explicitly homosexual characters.
I was a mere undergraduate but he was in the elevated ranks of doctoral students.
Then he addressed the honored players urging them to exert their utmost and persistent efforts to maintain the elevated ranks they have achieved, for their dear country.