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  • The upper echelon canceled our rides on the QRF flights "to work out kinks."†   (source)
  • He read broadly in philosophy, science, art, and religion and was known throughout Chicago's upper echelon for his ability to converse on almost any subject and to do so with great wit.†   (source)
  • On the first day of each month a new code name was chosen for his data, a name made known only to the highest echelon of CIA officers and analysts.†   (source)
  • Then my grades would put me right up in the top echelon.†   (source)
  • I don't really know what I expected when I started this research, but somehow we—at least I—had the idea that the 'mafia' was a gang in the upper echelon of society.†   (source)
  • Censoring the envelopes had serious repercussions, produced a ripple of anxiety on some ethereal military echelon that floated a C.I.D. man back into the ward posing as a patient.†   (source)
  • Riders competing in ordinary weekday events needed to whittle themselves down another 5 pounds or so, while those in the lowest echelons of the sport couldn't weigh much more than 100.†   (source)
  • He saw philosophy as the highest echelon of the entire hierarchy of knowledge.†   (source)
  • We needed to increase Party at least into "K's"—say 40,000—with lowest echelons picked for fighting spirit rather than talents we had sought earlier.†   (source)
  • Substitute mount obtained from rear echelon encountered on western flank at 0725.†   (source)
  • Up in the twelve-acre there were six men mowing in echelon.†   (source)
  • I want you to attack en echelon, to take Cemetery Hill in reverse.†   (source)
  • All memos were signed Captain-this or Lieutenant-that if they originated from the lower echelons; or Colonel-this and Brigadier-that if they came down from on high.†   (source)
  • For surely my report must have registered in the memory of someone of the senior echelon, and just as surely this old-timer must have returned to the files, and with God knows what cruel mixed sensations of dismay and loss, reread my cool dismissal with its cocksure, priggish and disastrous cadences.†   (source)
  • But they're low echelon and you know Washington.†   (source)
  • Skimberry was the maintenance man of the Bluffton district and because of a decree emanating from the high echelons of the educational hierarchy, Zeke was designated as the official guardian of my boat.†   (source)
  • In Personnel they were testing, checking, and screening the usual mass of job applicants...clerks, craftsmen, specialists, middle bracket executives, top echelon experts.†   (source)
  • Salaries of middle-echelon executives rose an average of 2%.
  • He was an upper echelon Mason and certainly had ties to the Illuminati.†   (source)
  • Think of the secrecy of the Masons-only the upper-echelon members knew the whole truth.†   (source)
  • It's probably like a huge Masonic lodge, where most people are innocent, but the upper echelons—†   (source)
  • Well, we will step off in echelon, from right to left.†   (source)
  • But it was the point of an echelon attack.†   (source)
  • You have upper echelons watching you; ultimately I have stockholders.†   (source)
  • There's always been conspiratorial conjecture that a select few within this highest echelon of Masonry are made privy to some great mystical secret.†   (source)
  • But every so often, there is something that absolutely can't be delayed or screwed up, A local manager like Jason can't order up a priority job; it has to come from a higher echelon.†   (source)
  • Three weeks ago, in a dark ritual witnessed by America's most influential men, Mal'akh had ascended to the thirty-third degree, the highest echelon of the world's oldest surviving brotherhood.†   (source)
  • Even though we and the QRF pilots liked our Eyes over Mogadishu Mission, the upper echelon canceled our evening QRF flights, again.†   (source)
  • Someone within the Table Servers Union, perhaps; or at the Commissariat of Labor; or in the upper echelons of the Party.†   (source)
  • No one topped Chicago in terms of business drive and acumen, but within the city's upper echelons there was a veiled anxiety that the city in its commercial advance may indeed have failed to cultivate the finer traits of man and woman.†   (source)
  • And even if your grandfather were in the upper echelon, he would never be allowed to reveal anything to anyone outside the brotherhood.†   (source)
  • At any rate, because of the help from the lower echelons, I was able to make an excellent showing and to do a good job.†   (source)
  • When one of the top four members died, the remaining three would choose from the lower echelons the next candidate to ascend as sénéchal.†   (source)
  • Like all of his Masonic brothers, he had worn the ritual "hoodwink" during his ascent to the upper echelons of Masonry.†   (source)
  • In order to learn Coca-Cola's deepest secret, you would need to join the company, work for many years, prove you were trustworthy, and eventually rise to the upper echelons of the company, where that information might be shared with you.†   (source)
  • Priory members wait decades proving themselves trustworthy before being elevated to the highest echelons of the fraternity and learning where the Grail is.†   (source)
  • The other participants at the meeting were two individuals from the top echelon of the Firm, the assistant head of Secretariat and the head of Budget.†   (source)
  • By asking the right questions and choosing the right tests and drawing the right conclusions the mechanic works his way down the echelons of the motorcycle hierarchy until he has found the exact specific cause or causes of the engine failure, and then he changes them so that they no longer cause the failure.†   (source)
  • He does not realize the attack is en echelon for a while; he thinks perhaps it is a diversion, and he will be hit on another flank.†   (source)
  • Lee's echelon plan would never work.†   (source)
  • Even now, if Lee attacked en echelon, some of the brigades could not attack before dark, unless everything went very smoothly, and it would not go smoothly, not today.†   (source)
  • Lee's attack was en echelon.†   (source)
  • Wagons had moved onto the floor and taken up tight echelon position close to the gate, ready to move, with the tail of the train somewhere out of sight below.†   (source)
  • In Emigrants' Gap the sturdy cross-country wagons were drawn up in echelon, as they had been so often before and would be so many times again.†   (source)
  • Himmler, whose own biography reveals him to be (whatever else) a superlative judge of assassins, surely divined in Hoss a man cut out for the important line of work he had in mind, for the next sixteen years of Hoss's life were spent either directly as Commandant of concentration camps or in upper-echelon jobs connected with their administration.†   (source)
  • Line-astern, Echelon, Arrow-head, Over-cloud: These learn Eternity.†   (source)
  • They were in echelon and each second they grew larger and their noise was greater.†   (source)
  • Just then they heard them, the higher, whining drone, and as they passed at about five thousand feet, Robert Jordan counted fifteen Fiats in echelon of echelons like a wild-goose flight of the V-shaped threes.†   (source)
  • As she lay in the summer light, tempered by the shades and the catalpa of the front yard, flat on her back with compresses, towels, rags, she had a considerable altitude of trunk, the soles of her feet shining from the sheets like graphite rubbings, feet of war disasters in the ruined villages of Napoleon's Spanish campaign; flies riding in echelon on the long string of the light switch.†   (source)
  • As they dove on the hill for the last time with their machine guns hammering, the first plane pulled up and winged over and then each plane did the same and they moved from echelon to V-formation and went away into the sky in the direction of Segovia.†   (source)
  • Just then they heard them, the higher, whining drone, and as they passed at about five thousand feet, Robert Jordan counted fifteen Fiats in echelon of echelons like a wild-goose flight of the V-shaped threes.†   (source)
  • Before they were gone over the shoulder of the mountain, he had buckled on his pistol, rolled the robe and placed it against the rocks and sat now, close against the rocks, tying his rope-soled shoes when the approaching droning turned to a greater clattering roar than ever before and nine more Heinkel light bombers came in echelons; hammering the sky apart as they went over.†   (source)
  • If they attack our center we, having the center battery on this high ground, shall withdraw the left flank under its cover, and retreat to the dip by echelons.†   (source)
  • He distinguished himself at Austerlitz in that admirable march in echelons effected under the enemy's fire.†   (source)
  • At nine o'clock, at the instant when the French army, ranged in echelons and set in motion in five columns, had deployed— the divisions in two lines, the artillery between the brigades, the music at their head; as they beat the march, with rolls on the drums and the blasts of trumpets, mighty, vast, joyous, a sea of casques, of sabres, and of bayonets on the horizon, the Emperor was touched, and twice exclaimed, "Magnificent!†   (source)
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