rank among

rank someone among something

to judge someone to be essentially equal to a specific group of people. I don't rank Kelly among the best drivers in the world. Our committee ranked Fred among the best of the current applicants.
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rank among something

to be included in a particular group. In my opinion, Kelly ranks among the very best. Tom ranks among the most widely known of the contemporary writers.
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By method and discipline are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure.
Rose was powerful in frame and fearless in spirit; and soon by his daring deeds took his rank among the first braves of the tribe.
Hilbery, in virtue of her position as the only child of the poet, was spiritually the head of the family, and Katharine, her daughter, had some superior rank among all the cousins and connections, the more so because she was an only child.
But he must not rank among the number of his reasonable anticipations the expectation of getting a night's rest.
to rank among the most brilliant feats of philosophical speculation!
CHAUCER begins his description of the people who were gathered at the Tabard Inn with the knight, who was the highest in rank among them.
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
But the proposal was not to rank among the world's great love scenes.
We do not claim to rank among the military novelists.
Instead of discussing her claim to rank among ladies, it would be preferable to regard Phoebe as the example of feminine grace and availability combined, in a state of society, if there were any such, where ladies did not exist.
Cedric, seated in equal rank among his countrymen, seemed yet, by common consent, to act as chief of the assembly.
Jerry Brown were re-elected in November and both rank among the top 20 longest-serving governors in history.
Educators credit parents' involvement, including well-attended PTA activities, for helping Santa Clarita schools rank among the top in the state.
Some galaxy cores rank among the most brilliant and energetic entities in the universe.
He has produced defenses that rank among the best in the history of the program.