The credit rating agencies should receive their own failing grades; they certainly should not be the basis for grading the banks.
I've spent the morning grading papers and trying to figure out why the Orthodox Union (OU) wants to disturb my Yom Kippur.
grading on that standard, two Palestinian voices at AIPAC, the pro-Israel lobby is revolutionary.
After less than a year, the faculty were furious because there were not enough TAs to do all their grading for them.
Of course, when it comes to grading acting performance, age shouldn't be anything but a number.
In addition to the grading and macadamizing this work involves the construction of a 100-foot span bridge over the John Day River.
The grading was done to a very large extent by manual labor.
This is a most important office, and cannot be neglected a single Sunday without detriment to the grading of the school.
On the other hand, we had already obtained a scale of our own for grading success.
The grading is usually light and in many places entirely unnecessary.
1510s, "degree of measurement," from French grade "grade, degree" (16c.), from Latin gradus "step, pace, gait, walk;" figuratively "a step, stage, degree," related to gradi "to walk, step, go," from PIE *ghredh- (cf. Lithuanian gridiju "to go, wander," Old Church Slavonic gredo "to come," Old Irish in-greinn "he pursues," and second element in congress, progress, etc.).
Replaced Middle English gree "step, degree in a series," from Old French grei "step," from Latin gradus. Railway sense is from 1811. Meaning "class of things having the same quality or value" is from 1807; meaning "division of a school curriculum equivalent to one year" is from 1835; that of "letter-mark indicating assessment of a student's work" is from 1886 (earlier used of numerical grades). Grade A "top quality, fit for human consumption" (originally of milk) is from a U.S. system instituted in 1912.
1650s, "to arrange in grades," from grade (n.). Related: Graded; grading.