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hierarchy
used in The Magic Mountain

11 uses
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Definition
a ranking — typically by importance; or something with such a ranking — such as an organization of people
  • One would have to lack all sense of decorum or hierarchy not to have exercised restraint in Hans Castorp's case—particularly since such sensibilities were essential to the spirit of the house.
    5.2 - My God, I See It! (3% in)
  • Yes, it was during that period when a sense of national honor began to solidify against hierarchical pretension.
    6.2 - Someone Else (83% in)
  • And yet, what you call hierarchical pretension is actually nothing less than the idea of unifying mankind under the banner of the Spirit.
    6.2 - Someone Else (83% in)
  • I don't know who ought to like that more—Settembrini with his bourgeois world republic, or Naphta with his hierarchical cosmopolitanism.
    6.2 - Someone Else (97% in)
  • For each was as much a military calling as the other, in every sense: in asceticism and hierarchy, in obedience and Spanish sense of honor.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (26% in)
  • Every one of his brief dispatches glowed with his delight in the hierarchy of which he was now a part—rigidly honorable, ironclad, and, in its own doggedly humorous way, flexibly humane.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (1% in)
  • Banal freethinkers would have had reason to think so, It was a time when our own priests wanted to breathe the spirit of Catholic hierarchy into Freemasonry, and there was even a flourishing Jesuit lodge at Clermont, in France.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (27% in)
  • But surely I need not spell it out, since it cannot have escaped you that the degrees in the Scottish Rite are but a surrogate for another hierarchy, that the alchemistic knowledge of the Master Mason is fulfilled in the mystery of transubstantiation, and that the mystic tour with which the lodge favors its novices clearly corresponds to the means of grace, just as the metaphoric games of its ceremonies are reflections of the liturgical and architectural symbols of our Holy Catholic...
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (33% in)
  • Their members stuck together their whole lives and knew how to take care of their own, so that it was difficult for anyone to get very far in the hierarchy of civil service without having been a member of a fraternity.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (38% in)
  • Over time, all the instincts of worldly heroism, the cult of the warrior, even courtly poetry, had become more or less open in their opposition to the religious ideal, and thus to the hierarchy.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (36% in)
  • One was compelled, certainly, to see the Church's hierarchy as a force for freedom, since it formed a barrier against absolute monarchy.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (56% in)

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