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  • In two years, she hopes to have her bosses spot in the corporate hierarchy.
  • He is just below the King in the Saudi hierarchy.
  • Anna Pavlovna greeted him with the nod she accorded to the lowest hierarchy in her drawing room.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I refuse to make a hierarchy of human actions and ascribe worthiness to some and ill-repute to others.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage

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  • As privates of the industrial army they are placed under the command of a perfect hierarchy of officers and sergeants.
    Marx, Karl & Engles, Frederick  --  The Communist Manifesto
  • Round Kim was an adoring hierarchy of kings, elders, and old-time Buddhas.
    Kipling, Rudyard  --  Kim
  • ...she still had to divide her food into tiny little piles-a hierarchy I didn’t quite understand involving color and consistency
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • They don’t see any hierarchical gap between themselves and the pilots in the air,
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • But it was also clear that an all-round increase in wealth threatened the destruction — indeed, in some sense was the destruction — of a hierarchical society.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • I had just taken a very big step up in the hierarchy of the monster.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank

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  • You humans are so lost and damaged that to you it is almost incomprehensible that relationship could exist apart from hierarchy.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Natural ingenuity, instinct for what is elegant, a supple mind are their sole hierarchy, and often make of women of the people the equals of the very greatest ladies.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • Kingdoms, empires, churches, armies have all been structured into hierarchies.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • It’s a world with its own set of rules and hierarchy, which is fine if you buy into those things.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • I should explain message hierarchy.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Danbury had a distinct labor hierarchy, and I was at the bottom of it.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Voting rights were taken away from African Americans, and a series of racially restrictive laws enforced the racial hierarchy.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • The only thing I actually learned during this period was that, by comparison with the bureaucratic hierarchy in Ottawa, the scientific hierarchy was a brotherhood of anarchy.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • By treating us with respect, Schindler was resisting the Nazi racist ideology that constructed a hierarchy of humanity in which Jews were at the very bottom.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • He was told that a promotion was forthcoming that would enable him to jump two spaces in the military hierarchy instead of merely one, an unheard-of opportunity.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Oscar would be starting from near the bottom of the military hierarchy and would have to work his way up the chain of command step-by-step.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • From that day forward, no one in the educational hierarchy of the country could plead ignorance concerning the school on the island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In all slave worlds there soon develops a hierarchic design, a pecking order, patterns of influence and privilege; because of her great good fortune Sophie found herself among a small elite.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • High up in the army hierarchy, perhaps, or maybe a member of the nobility.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A hierarchy within the hierarchy.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Killing me would be the fastest way for her to put herself back at the top of the hierarchy.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Ender watched from the fringes of the group as Bernard established the hierarchy.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Anna Pavlovna greeted him with the nod she accorded to the lowest hierarchy in her drawing room.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Many chicken plants around Atlanta ran twenty-four hours a day, and many refugees—starting out at the bottom of the employee hierarchy—ended up taking jobs on the night shift.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • He’d referred to Assef as "Agha," and I wondered briefly what it must be like to live with such an ingrained sense of one’s place in a hierarchy.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The higher their position in the hierarchy, the deeper their resentment.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • There’s a hierarchy of command and the Inquisitor is near the top.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • Langdon pointed to a hierarchy of ancient gods on the wall.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • There’s a clear hierarchy: the closer to the back, the more impressive the quarters.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • She believes in heredity and hierarchy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • And like school, jail was an artificial society, with its own hierarchy and rules.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Always remember, fencing requires a mastery of skills that are sequential and hierarchical in nature.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Three assets kept showing up in the hierarchy.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Prose free of racial hierarchy and triumphalism.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Animals in the wild lead lives of compulsion and necessity within an unforgiving social hierarchy in an environment where the supply of fear is high and the supply of food low and where territory must constantly be defended and parasites forever endured.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • The Pope is the successor of St. Peter, and represents the three divine powers; the rest-ORDINES INFERIORES-of the ecclesiastical hierarchy bless in the name of the holy archangels and angels.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Its structure emphasized rigidity and hierarchy-a result of the tribes the Urgals organized themselves into-but it felt rough and raw, brutal and cunning: the mind of a wild animal.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • SAYYADINA: feminine acolyte in the Fremen religious hierarchy.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Only insofar as they have a strict hierarchy and they take secrecy very seriously.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Three years afterwards he gave new offence to Laud by publishing a pamphlet against the hierarchy.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Next in the hierarchy are the athletes.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • But at a bigger size you have to impose complicated hierarchies and rules and regulations and formal measures to try to command loyalty and cohesion.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Her resemblance was rather to one of John Held’s flat-chested flappers than to the hierarchy of tall languid blondes who had posed for painters and novelists since before the war.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • Still, in the hierarchy of things, a poem seemed much more important than a potty that played music when a toilet-training toddler went in its bowl.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • There at the head of the platform with its pulpit and rail of polished brass are the banked and pyramided heads of the student choir, faces composed and stolid above uniforms of black and white; and above them, stretching to the ceiling, the organ pipes looming, a gothic hierarchy of dull gilded gold.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
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