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echelon -- as in: upper echelons of the company
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The Da Vinci Code
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  • If that floor panel is ever broken, the faceless messenger had told her, it means the upper echelon has been breached.
  • Priory members wait decades proving themselves trustworthy before being elevated to the highest echelons of the fraternity and learning where the Grail is.
  • And even if your grandfather were in the upper echelon, he would never be allowed to reveal anything to anyone outside the brotherhood.
  • When one of the top four members died, the remaining three would choose from the lower echelons the next candidate to ascend as sÚnÚchal.

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  • The team has broken into the top echelon of the NBA.
  • The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise.
    Colin Powell

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