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She has seniority, so she’s unlikely to be affected by the layoffs.
  higher in rank than others — especially by reason of longer service
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  • She has seniority, so she’s unlikely to be affected by the layoffs.
  • He wait until I confront them on it … then he wanna come crying seniority.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • His age gives him seniority, and his manipulations gain him either fear or respect from a surprising number of others.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Rufus Hastings has challenged Bartholomew Velasquez for the seniority and leadership of the New York pack.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • "Well, just so there’re no problems, I’ve got seniority on you, so I get the bathroom first, deal?"
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • For another thing, there was the simple matter of what I construed to be Nathan’s overwhelming seniority.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Bunking will be arranged by seniority.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • He took the first of the empty stools and the eight other egwugwu began to sit in order of seniority after him.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • Then this panel agrees who those men will be, based on seniority and union rules.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The command of the left flank belonged by seniority to the commander of the regiment Kutuzov had reviewed at Braunau and in which Dolokhov was serving as a private.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace

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  • Surely, any doctor or nurse on the hospital’s seniority list had gotten off for the night.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Poor tyrannical Rachel keeps trying to build a big-sister career upon a slim sixteen-month seniority, insisting that we respect her as our elder.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Miss Bennet’s lovely face confirmed his views, and established all his strictest notions of what was due to seniority; and for the first evening she was his settled choice.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • All social behavior and actions are conducted in the order of seniority or ranking; as the saying goes, chanmul to wi alay ka issta, there is order even to drinking cold water.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • We lined up in order of seniority, so of course I was dead last.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • Used to be, Grover looked to me for answers, but Thalia had seniority.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan’s Curse
  • Mortati had waited patiently at the main altar as each cardinal, in order of seniority, had approached and performed the specific balloting procedure.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I’d like to keep men here sometimes instead of sending them back, but she has seniority.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • That’s been my business for years, I have the right of seniority, it isn’t fair, it’s dog-eat-dog competition, newcomers shouldn’t be allowed to muscle in.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • One evening, a ruler in that petty great world, who was curious by right of seniority, ventured to ask him, "M. le Maire is doubtless a cousin of the late Bishop of D——?"
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Kelly was a nice girl, kind of a mother hen, and had taken me and Rina on to show us the ropes since she had a year over us and therefore some kind of squad seniority.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • I pull seniority and take the bed by the window.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Because of her seniority it was always my turn when it was slow, so I got up and went over to see what they needed.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • Next he had put his name and Call’s, his first because he was two years older and felt seniority should be honored.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • It was exactly the kind of pause—just a trifle rich with seniority of years—that had often tried the patience of both Franny and the vif tuoso at the other end of the phone when they were small children.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • A voyage to Europe was pronounced necessary for him—and having served his full time in India and had fine appointments which had enabled him to lay by a considerable sum of money, he was free to come home and stay with a good pension, or to return and resume that rank in the service to which his seniority and his vast talents entitled him.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • …shore quaffs a deep draught of the once scorned water, and passes round the cup with the ejaculation tr-r-r-oonk, tr-r-r—oonk, tr-r-r-oonk! and straightway comes over the water from some distant cove the same password repeated, where the next in seniority and girth has gulped down to his mark; and when this observance has made the circuit of the shores, then ejaculates the master of ceremonies, with satisfaction, tr-r-r-oonk! and each in his turn repeats the same down to the least…
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Five Properties wanted to be awfully careful, and he didn’t lack warnings and cautions from his sister, who, by ten years of seniority, could tip him off to American dangers and those of American women for green, old-country boys especially.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • But allusion being made to her being held in disregard by the gentlemen, she evinced violent emotion, and this blow was no sooner followed up by the remark concerning her seniority, than she fell back upon the sofa, uttering dismal screams.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • She had something to suffer, perhaps, when they came into contact again, in seeing Anne restored to the rights of seniority, and the mistress of a very pretty landaulette; but she had a future to look forward to, of powerful consolation.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • I know you asked for it off, but Midge has seniority.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • I’ve got seniority on the crime beat.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • "Then I have seniority," he told me, "for I am Oberon’s prisoner."
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • All evolutionary disadvantages, I know, but it’s a law at the Workshop that only nonengineered humans can attain certain levels of seniority.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • They signed a generous union contract with the Amalgamated Butcher Workmen, granting benefits like seniority rights and pay bonuses for work on the late shift.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Sensitive to Adams’s seniority and his importance in Congress—and possibly to Adams’s vanity— Jefferson was consistently deferential to him.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Some of them would say that if true, any story of this magnitude should be broken by the president himself or, at the very least, someone with more seniority than Orear.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • Such distinctions, however, are not as important in England as in America; members of the university (they are called [Pg105] /members/, not /students/) do not flock together according to seniority.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • I have shown that in democratic armies, and in time of peace, the rule of seniority is the supreme and inflexible law of advancement.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • If you survived, and if enough engineers on the seniority ladder ahead of you keeled over with heart attacks or came down with tuberculosis or were scalded todeath in accidents, one day they would have to call you in and tell you that from now on you were going to be the man at the throttle.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Being seniormost of the five probationers in Missing’s nursing school had been a matter of pride for her, and most days she managed to push to the back of her mind the fact that her seniority was only because she was repeating her year, or, as Dr. Ghosh put it, because she was "on the long-term plan."
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Workers were required to obtain a union membership, and it was this reinstated pipe-fitter card from the late 1940s that later gave him the seniority to get high-paying construction jobs—if he was willing to travel to them, which he was in his later years.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Seniority ran downhill from each end of the table, with the Skipper at the head and the strike force C. O. at the foot, the junior midshipman at his right and myself at the Skipper’s right.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Starship Troopers
  • Our aim is no longer, as it should be, to avoid or attack the enemy, but solely to avoid General Buxhowden who by right of seniority should be our chief.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "Sure, we’ll go by seniority."
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • Dad was in the United Auto Workers at work so seniority was real important in our house.
    Christopher Paul Curtis  --  The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
  • They had a waiting list too, the Hammond Car Company, only they didn’t go by friendships and they didn’t go by seniority, they went by a man’s record.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Buxhowden is commander in chief by seniority, but General Bennigsen does not quite see it; more particularly as it is he and his corps who are within sight of the enemy and he wishes to profit by the opportunity to fight a battle ’on his own hand’ as the Germans say.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Every day, letters of inquiry and notices from the court arrived, and on the first of May, Denisov was ordered to hand the squadron over to the next in seniority and appear before the staff of his division to explain his violence at the commissariat office.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Despite his seniority in rank Bagration, in this contest of magnanimity, took his orders from Barclay, but, having submitted, agreed with him less than ever.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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