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Social rank   /sˈoʊʃəl ræŋk/   Listen
Social rank

Position in a social hierarchy.  Synonyms: rank, social station, social status.

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"Social rank" Quotes from Famous Books

... weary, disappointed life, consoled by a sweet friendship and affection at its close. Then, there are marriages founded upon reason and arrangement; such as when an ugly man with an ungraceful manner, yet perhaps a good heart and head, and with it plenty of money, marries one rather his inferior in social rank, whom his circumstances enable him to indulge with many new sources of enjoyment, and who in return is grateful for the elevation, and proud of a husband young ladies of his own class might have ...
— Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850. • Various

... for years a village tailor but he had never been able to save enough money to open a grocery-store. He hated his profession and hated to think that he could never get anything higher in the social rank of the place than what he was. While the name of a tailor sounded to him so cheap, that of a merchant flattered his ambition immensely. But there was no chance to earn the five hundred rubles, which, he thought, was necessary ...
— Defenders of Democracy • The Militia of Mercy

... subsequent visit to Paris—it seems to me as if this railway were the one typical achievement of the age in which we live, as if it brought together into one plot all the ends of the world and all the degrees of social rank, and offered to some great writer the busiest, the most extended, and the most varied subject for an enduring literary work. If it be romance, if it be contrast, if it be heroism that we require, what was Troy ...
— The U.P. Trail • Zane Grey

Words linked to "Social rank" :   rank, quality, place, status, position, station

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