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Synonyms for upper

topmost

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higher

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Synonyms for upper

being at a height or level above another

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the higher of two berths

piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot

the topmost one of two

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higher in place or position

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superior in rank or accomplishment

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Alexia Kelley, who served a short stint as religious outreach director for the party this year, said Democrats can gain the upper hand in the values debate because progressives "have the moral high ground.
The front nine was closefought with neither the Warwickshire pair nor their opponents from East Cork able to gain the upper hand.
The 3-1 jolly was looking good to collect but Seb Sanders endured a bumpy passage which allowed apprentice Eaves to gain the upper hand on the 8-1 winner.
One blaze near Lake Hughes scorched nearly five acres before about 75 firefighters and crews in three helicopters were able to gain the upper hand, a county fire spokesman said.
A win for Celtic will see them gain the upper hand as they would draw level with a game in hand.
But instead of City growing in confidence it was the unsung Polish side who started to gain the upper hand.
Basically, the first few decades of the seventeenth century saw the gradual death of the golden age of Jewish cultural contributions, a time when the Catholic church was finally able to gain the upper hand in the matter of subjugating areas of Jewish influence.
11 finally found his service touch and produced a succession of passing shots to gain the upper hand.
Sheldon saw his firmly hit drive brilliantly beaten out by Cardiff goalkeeper Kelly in a rare Scunthorpe attack, as the home side gradually began to gain the upper hand.
Stourbridge allowed Winnington Park to gain the upper hand, with tries by Phil Aiken and Mark Peterson and a Phil Shaw conversion putting the visitors into a deserved 17-15 lead, until Stourbridge rallied.
With realistic destruction physics, combatants can target specific areas on the enemy to expose vulnerabilities and gain the upper hand.
Karabukspor could well gain the upper hand tonight, leaving Fenerbahce with hard work to do at home.