lower rank


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Noun1.lower rank - the state of being inferior
low status, lowness, lowliness - a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
backseat - a secondary or inferior position or status; "tennis has had to take a backseat while his work is so demanding"
shade - a position of relative inferiority; "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"
subordinateness, subsidiarity - secondary importance
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Wait a minute,' said the stranger, 'fun presently--nobs not come yet--queer place--dockyard people of upper rank don't know dockyard people of lower rank--dockyard people of lower rank don't know small gentry--small gentry don't know tradespeople--commissioner don't know anybody.
He was so proud that if anyone of lower rank than his own ventured to speak to him or ask him anything, he would say nothing but 'P
Don't be down-hearted, Master Henry,' whispered the old woman, with the unscrupulous common sense of persons in the lower rank of life.
Lizaveta was of lower rank than her sister, unmarried and awfully uncouth in appearance, remarkably tall with long feet that looked as if they were bent outwards.
His dress and manner showed plainly that I had not encountered this time a person in the lower ranks of life.
Certain turns of expression, and one or two mistakes in spelling, pointed to this insolent letter as being, in all probability, the production of a Scotchman, in the lower ranks of life.
The newspaper description of the style of the anonymous letters declares it to be the style of a Scotchman in the lower ranks of life--in other words, points plainly to Bishopriggs.
Sire, I have come as rapidly to Paris as possible, to inform your majesty that I have discovered, in the exercise of my duties, not a commonplace and insignificant plot, such as is every day got up in the lower ranks of the people and in the army, but an actual conspiracy -- a storm which menaces no less than your majesty's throne.
Discontent had long pervaded the lower ranks of society in France.
The general tone of the story belongs to all ranks and all countries, which emulate each other in describing the rambles of a disguised sovereign, who, going in search of information or amusement, into the lower ranks of life, meets with adventures diverting to the reader or hearer, from the contrast betwixt the monarch's outward appearance, and his real character.
It further said that lower rank police officials were having very little or no knowledge about the JJSO 2000 despite the fact that they had first contact with juveniles, from arrest to registering FIRs against juvenile and shifting them to the courts.
LAHORE -- Police investigators will face dismissal from service, reversion to lower rank and even booked for conducting investigation in careless manners.

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