front-rank

front-rank

adj
foremost; most important; prominent
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Through the acquisition of Valeo's Access Mechanisms Business, U-Shin would become a global market leader with a diversified customer base and a front-rank presence in Asia, Europe and South America.
The paradox today is that no major political party would dare to campaign to bring back grammar schools, yet where they still exist, such as Kent or Buckinghamshire, no front-rank politician would dare to advocate their abolition, because they are so cherished by parents" - Michael Portillo (pictured), former Tory Cabinet minister.
Whatever you think of Dr Fox, he's one of the few front-rank MPs who's worked in the real world - as a GP in Somerset and in Glasgow's East End.
Jimmy McCarthy had his mount up in the front-rank throughout and he fought back in great style over the final two fences to hold Wolf Creek (7-1) by a length-and-a-half.
But the tourists arrived in the Midlands minus 11 front-rank players as the likes of Alvaro Recoba, Edgar Davids and Juan Sebastian Veron declined to travel while citing safety fears in the wake of the London terrorist attacks.
But they are without 11 front-rank players as the likes of Alvaro Recoba, Edgar Davids and Juan Sebastian Veron declined to travel, citing safety fears after the London terrorist attacks.
Each dance was a beautifully crafted, quietly moving response to song cycles rendered by front-rank vocalists Jane Irwin and Gerald Finley.
But the Arsenal manager will be more concerned with the lack of sharpness among his front-rank performers with the start of the Premiership season at Sunderland just two weeks away.
The Queen Mother represents a long lifetime of service, the prince restores youth and glamour to front-rank Windsors.
For example, here is one of their explanations for how winner-take-all markets arise: "The demand for a front-rank product or service may also stem from a desire to avoid regret over possible adverse outcomes attributable to having bought less than the best.
The Queen will also be urged to make a round of royal redundancies, with low-ranking family members like the Duke of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester being "sacked" from front-rank royal duties, losing their grace and homes.
We can all go back to where we were and Mandy might even return to a front-rank role in public life.