hierarchy


hierarchy
01. The culture of my country is based upon a [hierarchy], with the King, father, and teacher at the top.
02. The church [hierarchy] seems to be against the progressive notions of many of its followers.
03. Very few women have been able to penetrate the male-dominated [hierarchy] of most large corporations.
04. These animals have a social [hierarchy] which is marked by the presence of a dominant male which gets to mate with the majority of the females.
05. Abraham Maslow defined a [hierarchy] of needs which motivate man's behavior.
06. The [hierarchical] notions of the traditional culture clash with the democratic principles of increasing numbers of the population.
07. Ancestor worship is seen as emphasizing the permanence of social [hierarchy].
08. In this [hierarchical] culture, you must use more formal language when speaking to anyone who has a higher status, whether it be due to age, social position, gender, or whatever.
09. He has managed to rise up through the party [hierarchy] through lying, manipulating, threatening, bribing, and intimidating those around him.
10. Sumo wrestlers have a rigid [hierarchy] in which newer initiates must feed and bathe the senior members.
11. Studies show that almost all animal societies display clear patterns of territorial, [hierarchical], and sexual inequality.
12. Political [hierarchies] can be independent of both social and economic [hierarchies].
13. British society seems to have conserved a bit of the traditional class [hierarchy] which never really took hold over here in America.
14. Misako always told me that she disliked the [hierarchies] inherent in Japanese culture, and came to New York to escape all that crap.
15. The [hierarchical] nature of the school system in this country encourages abuses by those at the top towards those below them.
16. Laurence J. Peter once suggested that in a [hierarchy], every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
17. Mason Cooley once stated that every seeming equality conceals a [hierarchy].
18. C. Wright Mills once noted that in the world of the celebrity, the [hierarchy] of publicity has replaced the [hierarchy] of descent, and even of great wealth.
19. Andrea Dworkin once said that every social form of [hierarchy] and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.
20. Starhawk once remarked that each being is sacred - meaning that each has inherent value that cannot be ranked in a [hierarchy] or compared to the value of another being.
21. Business executive John Sculley noted that in the industrial age, the CEO sat on the top of the [hierarchy], and didn't have to listen to anybody. In the information age, you have to listen to the ideas of people regardless of where they are in the organization.
22. LeCorbusier once suggested that the materials of city planning are: sky, space, trees, steel and cement - in that order, and that [hierarchy].
23. Our society seemingly believes in a [hierarchy] of value for different life forms, which allows us to kill or torture other animals for our own benefit.
24. In December of 1989, the leader of East Germany's Communist Party and the entire party [hierarchy] voted themselves out of office.
25. Employers are now beginning to comprehend the notion that an employee's needs may change depending on his or her place in the management [hierarchy].

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Hierarchy — • This word has been used to denote the totality of ruling powers in the Church, ever since the time of the Pseudo Dionysius Areopagita (sixth century), who consecrated the expression in his works, The Celestial Hierarchy and The Ecclesiastical… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • hierarchy — hi‧er‧ar‧chy [ˈhaɪrɑːki ǁ ɑːr ] noun hierarchies PLURALFORM 1. [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES an organization or structure in which the staff are organized in levels and the people at one level have authority over those below them: •… …   Financial and business terms

  • hierarchy — I (arrangement in a series) noun arrangement, categorization, chain, classification, collocation, distribution, gradation, grouping, order, order of succession, progression, range, run, seriation, series, succession, system II (persons in… …   Law dictionary

  • hierarchy — ► NOUN (pl. hierarchies) 1) a ranking system ordered according to status or authority. 2) an arrangement according to relative importance or inclusiveness. 3) (the hierarchy) the clergy of the Catholic Church or of an episcopal Church. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Hierarchy — Hi er*arch y (h[imac] [ e]r*[aum]rk [y^]), n.; pl. {Hierarchies} (h[imac] [ e]r*[aum]rk [i^]z). [Gr. ierarchi a: cf. F. hi[ e]rarchie.] 1. Dominion or authority in sacred things. [1913 Webster] 2. A body of officials disposed organically in ranks …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hierarchy — mid 14c., from O.Fr. ierarchie, from M.L. hierarchia ranked division of angels (in the system of Dionysius the Areopagite), from Gk. hierarkhia rule of a high priest, from hierarkhes high priest, leader of sacred rites, from ta hiera the sacred… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hierarchy — [n] order chain of command*, due order, echelons, grouping, pecking order, placing, position, pyramid, ranking, scale; concept 727 …   New thesaurus

  • hierarchy — [hī′ər är΄kē] n. pl. hierarchies [altered (modeled on Gr) < ME ierarchie < OFr jerarchie < ML(Ec) hierarchia < LGr(Ec), power or rule of a hierarch < Gr hierarchēs: see HIERARCH] 1. a system of church government by priests or other …   English World dictionary

  • Hierarchy — A hierarchy (Greek: hierarchia (ἱεραρχία), from hierarches, leader of sacred rites ) is an arrangement of items (objects, names, values, categories, etc.) in which the items are represented as being above, below, or at the same level as one… …   Wikipedia

  • hierarchy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complex ▪ rigid, strict ▪ the rigid class hierarchy of rural society ▪ traditional ▪ existing …   Collocations dictionary


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