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rank below (someone or something)

1. To have a lower rank or position than someone in a business, government, or military hierarchy. Well, I technically rank below Sarah, but we operate more like equals in the office. He ranks below you, so he had better start following your orders.
2. To be considered less valuable, significant, or important than another person, thing, or group of people or things. I personally believe that trying to maximize the profits of corporations ranks below preserving the wellbeing of our fellow citizens. His music is very popular across the globe, even though he tends to rank below most "serious" musical artists.
3. To consider someone or something to be less valuable, significant, or important than another person, thing, or group of people or things. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "rank" and "below." It's still very well-written, but I would probably rank it below her other work. I have to rank the driver below others I've had through your service. He was very unprofessional.
See also: below, rank
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Butthat he should talk of encouragement, should consider her as aware of his views, accepting his attentions, meaning (in short), to marry him!should suppose himself her equal in connexion or mind!look down upon her friend, so well understanding the gradations of rank below him, and be so blind to what rose above, as to fancy himself shewing no presumption in addressing her!
The securities, together with all other Additional Tier 1 capital securities issued or guaranteed by OCBC, will rank ahead of claims only from OCBC's ordinary shareholders, and rank below all senior liabilities and Tier 2 capital securities of the bank in liquidation.
She had completed her secondary education from Karachi Secondary School and remained such as talented students as she never got a rank below 3rd.
Hakroosh's historic promotion to the rank of deputy commissioner, one rank below the national police chief, was partially the result of recommendations presented by the Or Commission, tasked with reviewing the relationship between the police and an Arab sector, still largely perceived as hostile to the state.
Riyadh, Safar 06, 1438, November 06, 2016, SPA -- Al-Hilal, Saudi Arabia's 13-time soccer cup holder, which lost its top leading place this week to as down as fifth, today came back from behind but one rank below the top, when it hardly defeated the standing's bottom Al-Fat-h one love at Prince Abdullah bin Juluwe stadium in Al-Ahsa, the home town of the losing team.
For new constituents, eligible stocks will be included in the HSLI if they rank within the top 77%; or included in the HSMI if they rank below the top 77% but within the top 93%; or included in the HSSI if they rank below the top 93% of the total market capitalisation of the HSCI
Districts classified as "above average" rank at or above the 50th percentile of all school districts in the survey sample; "below average" districts rank below the 50th percentile.
Pupils in Dubai have shown improvement in an international educational evaluation, but still rank below the 500-point international average.
Perez Sanchez also said that she finds it remarkable that the strikers do not rank very highly in terms of overall performance, adding that apart from Lionel Messi, who ranks sixth, the rest rank below the 15th place.
The famous Gardens rank below the ramp off New Street is switching a few hundred yards to Bennetts Hill, marking an end to a chapter of Brummie history which began back in the mid-Victorian era.
The famous Gardens rank below the ramp, off New Street, is switching a few hundred yards to Bennetts Hill, marking an end to a chapter of history which began back in the mid-Victorian era.
Grand Erie students rank below provincial reading and writing standards and seem to be staying at that same level.
In the city infrastructure index, most of the region's cities rank below 100: Manama, Bahrain (111), Kuwait City, Kuwait (125), Riyadh, KSA (159), Jeddah, KSA (160), Tehran, Iran (178), Sanaa, Yemen Arab Republic (210).
Two others ( Captain Kevin Ivison, 25, of the Royal Logistic Corps and Fusilier Daniel Smith, 21, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers ( are to receive the George Medal, which is on the second rank below the Victoria and George Crosses.
However, beta males in her study rose to alpha status at a rate higher than that of males that rank below betas.