Reduce to the ranks

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Reduce to the ranks to degrade, for misconduct, to the condition of a private soldier
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. reducĕre, reductumre-, back, ducĕre, to lead.

Usage

In literature:

The question is of reducing the higher ranks of society to admit the just immunities of their inferiors.
"Thoughts on Man" by William Godwin
He saw himself reduced to the ranks.
"Heart of the West" by O. Henry
The staff captain, Kirsten, had twice been reduced to the ranks for affairs of honor and had twice regained his commission.
"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy
Others, more recently reduced to the ranks of Rover's retinue, take their medicine sulkily and fiercely.
"Sixes and Sevens" by O. Henry
So Tims was shot, and I was reduced to the ranks.
"Red Cap Tales" by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
You reduce me to the rank of a gibbering schoolgirl.
"Free Air" by Sinclair Lewis
Have you reduced me to the ranks already?
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
If the patrol leader is not a good officer, the captain may reduce her to Scout rank and have another election.
"How Girls Can Help Their Country" by Juliette Low
In the meantime I had been tried by Court-martial, and reduced to the ranks.
"Adventures and Recollections" by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
I think we had better reduce him to the ranks and appoint Mr.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
He would be deprived of his official position, and its great and material privileges, and be reduced to the ranks.
"Haviland's Chum" by Bertram Mitford
After the war was over, in 1815, the army was diminished to a peace establishment, and Major Taylor reduced to the rank of Captain.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
When he came back I tried him by court-martial, reduced him to the ranks, and gave him back his money.
"Average Americans" by Theodore Roosevelt
He had been three times tried by court-martial, and reduced to the ranks, for habitual drunkenness.
"The Young Dragoon" by A.W. Drayson
Shere Bahadur was reduced to the ranks.
"The Heart of Denise and Other Tales" by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
He believed that, for some reason, the boys had been reduced to the ranks.
"The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills" by James R. Mears
Reduced to the Ranks 20.
"'Puffing Billy' and the Prize 'Rocket'" by Helen Cross Knight
Deck had placed himself in the front rank, and added one to the number reduced by death and wounds.
"In The Saddle" by Oliver Optic
Philip's Austrian successors reduced it to the rank of a secondary European power.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1" by Various
Corporals who failed to make their rounds properly were reduced to the ranks.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest
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In news:

The current focus of Ahold is to operate in reduced geography and to achieve the first or second market-share ranking in each of its markets, according to Anders Moberg, Ahold's president and chief executive officer.
Mississippi routinely ranks near the top for the number of people in prison per capita and state prison officials say education could be a key way to reduce the prison population MPB's Jeffrey's Hess reports.
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In science:

We are now reduced to study the case where F does not contain any non trivial proper subsheaf of smaller rank.
A counterexample to the Hodge conjecture for Kaehler varieties
However, it clearly reduces the rank of the matrix, going from N branes to N/2 branes.
Blocking up D-branes : Matrix renormalization ?
The fact is that BI J allows one to break the gauge group reducing the rank [60, 62, 61, 63], in contrast to the mechanism of displacement of branes we already saw.
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
For example, in absence of Wilson lines, the gauge group SO(32) of Type I superstring is reduced to SO(25−r/2 ), if r is the rank of BI J .
Issues on tadpoles and vacuum redefinitions in String Theory
If rank Qk 6= rank(Qk |Gk ), Gauss reduce the augmented matrix (Qk |Gk ) to determine the compatibility condition.
Symbolic Software for the Painleve Test of Nonlinear Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
For k = 1, the Tyler residuals and pseudo-Mahalanobis ranks reduce to the signs and the ranks of absolute values of the residuals, respectively.
Rank-based optimal tests of the adequacy of an elliptic VARMA model
Therefore, we are reduced to showing our claim when the minimum rank is 2 and the factor ∇ψ1 does not contain a free index.
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V
Thus, we are reduced to the case where Za only consists of the vector field (2.113) or (2.114), and all other tensor fields in our Lemma hypothesis have rank ≥ 2 (we have denoted their index set by Z ′ a ).
The decomposition of Global Conformal Invariants V
Noting that when the number of active ranks is reduced to 1 this corresponds to a column containing members of a partition of I\{M + 1} and therefore has union some A ⊂ I\{M + 1}.
Duality for spatially interacting Fleming-Viot processes with mutation and selection
This is the purpose of the SEEK to yield such a gain by considering a reduced rank gain more simple to obtain.
Iterative reconstruction methods for wave equations
Wadge reducibility, restricted to universally Baire sets is a well-founded relation, called Wadge order, in which each universally Baire set has the same rank as its complement.
Descriptive inner model theory
Reference (Training) Data: We have trained the tested classifiers using one pattern vector per rank (aggregate ove r all games played by some player declaring the given rank), then performing PCA analysis to reduce the dimension of pattern vectors.
On Move Pattern Trends in a Large Go Games Corpus
By using the singular value decomposition of the operators Bk , we can reduce the problem to the case where Bk are the rank one operators, Bk = |ak ihbk | with unit vectors |ak i, |bk i.
On the multiplicativity conjecture for quantum channels
We should have the transition formulas as given in the section 7, due to which it can be reduced to the comparison of the invariants obtained from the moduli stacks of the ob jects of rank one.
A theory of the invariants obtained from the moduli stacks of stable objects on a smooth polarized surface
HCoki (E ) . αi · HGri (E ) = HE (t) − HE∗ (t) := HE (−D) (t) + The reduced parabolic Hilbert polynomial PE∗ (t) is defined to be PE∗ (t) := HE∗ (t)(cid:14) rank(E ).
A theory of the invariants obtained from the moduli stacks of stable objects on a smooth polarized surface
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