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She stood there waving her hand wildly and rating me for not returning her salaam.

Not since he relinquished a mate's rating for that of a master.

Already his record and his rating kept him at base most of the time.

And all the thanks he gets is a rating from the old housekeeper.

First, it will be best to state how the committee arrived at a rating.

"And get your rating upped to a lieutenant," Mother Corey observed.

Yet his rating called him an experienced man on the Polaris run.

She is rating me for my appearance and beseeching me to keep at a distance.

Rita, whose back was turned to the doorway of the hut, was rating her severely.

He at once received the rating of a midshipman, and donned his new uniform.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, "a fixing of rates," verbal noun from rate (v.2). Meaning "a classification according to rates" is from 1764. Ratings of TV programs, originally radio programs, began 1930 in U.S. under system set up by U.S. pollster and market researcher Archibald M. Crossley (1896-1985), and were called Crossley ratings or Crossleys until ratings began to be preferred c.1947.

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