21 Metaphors for rank

He acknowledged with great candor that his own conduct had not been exactly such as warranted his having insisted upon a separation from his queen; that although it could not authorize, it in some measure pleaded in excuse for her infidelity; and for his own, he alleged, that his high rank and supreme authority was a sort of license for such indulgences.

Will your own rank, will the high position which you have earned, be any pleasure to you, if you are to be prevented from visiting me, or from living with me?

The rank and file were mostly intelligent and prosperous yeomen.

The corporal is the guide when in the line; otherwise No. 2 front rank is the guide.

Her rank is a torment to her, and satisfies no single desire of her heart.

For a' that, an' a' that, Our toils obscure, an' a' that: The rank is but the guinea's stamp; The man's the gowd for a' that.

As for a general, one whose rank is the highest in the army, he walks with his arms hanging naturally at his sides.

There but two ranks are distinguishableserfs and soldiers.

A constitution was drawn up by Bernard of Clairvaux (1128), and later three ranks were recognisedthe knights, who alone wore the mantle of white linen and red cross, men-at-arms, and lower retainers, while a grand-master, seneschal, and other officers were created.

Smith drops; Lewis falls to the rear; the ranks are thinning; elbows touch no longer ...

It appears to me that, for all that depends on these days, the rank of the Optimes is mere matter of chance.

For a' that, an' a' that, Our toils obscure, an' a' that: The rank is but the guinea's stamp; The man's the gowd for a' that.

Our good German friend describes the scene in the streets: "Alongside the ranks were the wives and children of the called-up reservists, trying to keep step with the quickly moving troops.

Rank without power was "a fountain without water."

The more disproportionate the rank, the more signal is the glory of your sex.

Near and far banners and pennons rose and fell on the luxurious air, and the ranks and ranks of broad and narrow balconies were so many gardens of dames and girls, parasols, and diaphanous gowns.

More than half the rank and file were mere boys; and he could see that they were unruly, almost to point-blank disregard of their officers commands, or the prescriptions of the manual.

Rank and race are accidents; the essential thing is that the type be highly human, let the means of giving it this intensity and richness be what they may.

The rank of Lord Orville was his least recommendation.

"There were many gradations in rank, but every rank was a gradation in slavery."

Yet I cannot forbear to observe, that high rank is an aggravation of villany; that to have enjoyed the favour of his sovereign, is no defence of him that has abused it; and that high trust is an honour only to that man, who, when he lays down his office, dares stand an inquiry.

21 Metaphors for  rank