And theseven thin ears devoured theseven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream.
When you tread water, you lift yourself up by pushing water down. Likewise, in any social hierarchy, people unsure of their own position will try to emphasize it by maltreating those they think rank below. I've read that this is why poor whites in the United States are the group most hostile to blacks.paul graham
The organization chart is a graphic representation of the departmentalization process. Most organization charts are positional; that is, they are organized by title and rankBarbara J. Stevens Barnum, Karlene M. Kerfoot (1995) The Nurse as Executive. p. 64
Here was a man who could not spell, and did not care to read — who had the habits and the cunning of a boor: whose aim in life was pettifogging: who never had a taste, or emotion, or enjoyment, but was sordid and soil; and yet he had rank, and honors, and power, somehow: and was dignitary of the land, and a pillar of the state.william makepeace thackeray
...one straggles gracelessly through a wilderness of common sense. It is an experience for which the reader of modern criticism is unprepared: in that jungle through which one wanders, with its misshapen and extravagant and cannibalistic growths, bent double with fruit and tentacles, disquieting with their rank eccentric life, one comes surprisingly on something so palely healthy: a decorous plant, without thorns or flowers, rootless in the thin sand of the drawing room.Randall Jarrell
The lower the rank of managers , the more they know about fewer things. The higher the rank of managers, the less they know about many things.p.2 cited in: Gregory H. Watson (2010) "By rejecting the status quo, Russ Ackoff took systems thinking to greater heights" in: QP. vol 27, March 2010, p.30
Rathbun, a 55-year-old from California who spent 27 years in the church and rose to the rank of inspector general of the Religious Technology Center a position directly under Miscavige before leaving in 2004.Jason Sheeler (February 2012). "His Town". Texas Monthly (Austin, Texas: Emmis Communications).
The honey-bee that wanders all day long The field, the woodland, and the garden o'er, To gather in his fragrant winter store, Humming in calm content his winter song, Seeks not alone the rose's glowing breast, The lily's dainty cup, the violet's lips, But from all rank and noxious weeds he sips The single drop of sweetness closely pressed Within the poison chalice.Anne C. Lynch Botta, The Lesson of the Bee.
I by no means rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence this may look like affectation but it is my real opinion it is the lava of the imagination, whose eruption prevents an earthquakeLord Byron, letter to Annabella Milbanke (29 November 1813).
Even in youth Catiline had many shameful intrigues with a maiden of noble rank, with a priestess of Vesta and other affairs equally unlawful and impious.Sallust, in Catiline's War, Book XV, pt.1 (translated by J. C. Rolfe).
We do not copy Google's search results. We use multiple signals and approaches in ranking search results. Opt-in programs like the toolbar help us with clickstream data, one of many input signals we and other search engines use to help rank sites.Harry Shum, vice president of Bing, quoted on BBC News, "Google accuses Bing of 'copying' its search results", February 2, 2011.
The rank of the eldest brother is like that of father.Majlisi, Bih?rul Anw?r, vol.78, p.335
Gentlemen, be courteous to the old maids, no matter how poor and plain and prim, for the only chivalry worth having is that which is the readiest to to pay deference to the old, protect the feeble , and serve womankind , regardless of rank, age, or color.Elizabeth Gaskell, Louisa May Alcott, in Stop What You’re Doing and Read…To Warm You in Cold Weather: Little Women .., p.366
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