of high standing

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Admiral Bartram's executors must be men of high standing and position; and they will do justice to you and to themselves in this matter by looking for the Trust.
I did avoid a critical personal examination into my character by that bowelless committee, but I referred to all the people of high standing I could think of in the community who would be least likely to know anything about me.
If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression--a slight hysterical tendency--what is one to do?
My brother is also a physician, and also of high standing, and he says the same thing.
Oh, that I do, and with infinite pleasure," answered Albert; "and so much the more readily as a letter received this morning from my father summons me to Paris, in consequence of a treaty of marriage (my dear Franz, do not smile, I beg of you) with a family of high standing, and connected with the very cream of Parisian society.
Thus while I tell the truth about loobies, my reader's imagination need not be entirely excluded from an occupation with lords; and the petty sums which any bankrupt of high standing would be sorry to retire upon, may be lifted to the level of high commercial transactions by the inexpensive addition of proportional ciphers.
As a former councillor of high standing I feel that UKIP are taking advantage of this purely for their own benefit.
William Haggas, trainer of High Standing "We're putting the blinkers on.
Carl-Henric Svanberg, Chairman of BP said "Phuthuma is an international business leader of high standing with a wide ranging business experience in emerging markets.
Anyway, there I was in the pub asking for advice, and Neil and Steve, two professional gentlemen of high standing, winding down after a day of high finance, both had a go at discovering what the code was that would render it safe.
Individuals who intend to apply should arrange for three persons of high standing to provide letters of reference to the undersigned as soon as possible.
190, Clement and his own star pupil Origen put the Catechetical School of Alexandria firmly on the Christian map--"It is directed by men of high standing, able in theology" (Eusebius).