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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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THEIR team may not have ended their long wait for a Premier League title last season but Liverpool supporters will nevertheless have enjoyed their side having the upper hand so emphatically over rivals Manchester United, who endured a miserable campaign.
Elsewhere the derby encounter between Woolton Sharks and Woolton Vikings saw both sets of defences having the upper hand as it finshed goalless.
Either an understanding reached with Assad or keeping the crisis open with Assad having the upper hand in running the country.
On issues such as the environment, civil liberties and social policy, there is an identifiable left-right divide, with the former having the upper hand through a combination of Socialist, Liberal, Green and far-left MEPs.
It is in the Shi'ite south that Maleki thinks he will keep having the upper hand.
The first half was played out with Mold having the upper hand but neither side challenged the opposition goal.
Fighting continues to intensify, with the media framing the rebels as having the upper hand one week, and the regime the next.
The American (hedge fund) wants to waltz in and reap havoc," the Archbishop was quoted by state radio CyBC as saying on Friday morning, prior to the deal, adding that he would prefer to see all three jointly participating in order to ensure a better distribution of shares and prevent a single investor having the upper hand.
However, an earlier round of voting for the parliament's general secretariat showed Al-Sani'a having the upper hand by seizing 29 votes to 18 and 16 votes for MPs Ashour and Al-Qwai'n, respectively.
But Newsome were met try for try and the first half ended with West Bowling having the upper hand.
With those two working well in tandem and the pack standing up to the challenge, the hosts were having the upper hand in terms of territory and possession, while their opponents were looking edgy and making mistakes.
Despite his opponent having the upper hand in strength Mark proved the more skilful to run out a 12-8 winner and take his place in the semi-finals where he met a Russian, Maxim Bezmaternyh, fighting on home soil.
Despite having the upper hand at scrum time, Steel struggled to cope with the Green Army's strong running and excellent support play.
But he still got it right in the neck from Jones who claimed that he robbed Wednesday of having the upper hand as Glenn Murray snatched a double to send the Yorkshire side to their first away defeat since February.
The Nassau Stakes saw the pair go head to head for a second time, with Aidan O'Brien's Was having the upper hand after her victory in the Oaks at Epsom.
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