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noun as in rank and file

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They included the officers who had turned their backs on the Jumbotron, but there now was only reverence in their ranks.

Ava DuVernay, as New York magazine notes, has now joined their ranks.

You expect soldiers of all ranks to understand the need to respect the chain of command, regardless of personal feelings.

The seemingly endless ranks snapped to attention on command and thousands of white gloves rose in salute.

More broadly, the media as a whole were afraid to break ranks.

General Houston had attacked them with three hundred of our people, but had not been able to break their ranks.

Dan inserted the primer, pulled the lanyard and sent the contents of the gun into the ranks of the enemy.

Oh that their ranks could be kept filled and that a mould so unique was being used to its fullest in forming new regulars.

These, too, are found in all ranks; I think the Military service exhibits some of the worst specimens.

The pipes are of various shapes and sizes and are arranged in ranks or rows upon the wind-chest.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ranks, such as: common run, common soldiery, common sort, forces, grassroots, and majority.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.