social rank


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Related to social rank: social status, Social standing
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Noun1.social rank - position in a social hierarchy; "the British are more aware of social status than Americans are"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
station, place - proper or designated social situation; "he overstepped his place"; "the responsibilities of a man in his station"; "married above her station"
quality - high social status; "a man of quality"
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Report whispered (and whispered truly) that she had been a lady by birth and breeding, and that she had deliberately closed her prospects in life by marrying a man greatly her inferior in social rank.
In the earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank.
Her manner had all the charm which fine breeding can confer--exquisitely polite, easily cordial; showing that perfect yet unobtrusive confidence in herself which (in England) seems to be the natural outgrowth of pre-eminent social rank.
He was annoyed at the manner in which his gift had been returned, an though he had condescended, under the influence of passion, to place himself on a level with Ptitsin and Ferdishenko, his self-respect and sense of duty now returned together with a consciousness of what was due to his social rank and official importance.
The speakers underline the importance of interaction and visits exchange to boost the social rank and to unify vision of all layers of the party, particularly in the holy month of Ramadan.
Ethnographic and archaeological data from these sites (most thoroughly reported in Sobel 2004) strongly suggest that the long axes of such plank houses reflected social rank, with elites living at one end and people of lower rank occupying other areas or 'compartments' of a different size (Hajda 1984); this notion fits a global pattern of modern humans using domestic space to reinforce social rank (Durkheim & Mauss 1903; Hall 1968; Lawrence & Low 1990; Locock 1994).
BM" wrote: "Th" performance made the very utmost of the jibes at social rank and the ham-handed way that politicians are supposed to interfere.
Because in the decades since he wrote, something has strengthened that was long a part of the country's culture -- a sense that we are all equal, no matter what the social rank.
Elizabeth Harding argues that nobles in Westphalia regarded their very membership in the estates as a way to make their exclusive social rank visible.
Typically a feudal system can be defined as a society with inherited social rank.
They materialize as natural leaders despite managerial or social rank.
The number of statues indicates the high social rank of the woman when she died.