Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Elevated; raised aloft; upreared.
  • adj. Elated with great ideas or hopes.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • What notes, what high-raised strains shall tell my joy?

    Ion

  • Admiral Porter, Incidents of the Civil War, p.204Via a Wordorigins thread about the phrase "I have seen the elephant," interesting in its own right—it's apparently a southwestern expression meaning either 'to see it all, to experience it all' or 'to undergo any disappointment of high-raised expectations,' depending on who you believe.

    languagehat.com: 19TH-CENTURY SLANG.

  • Stoutly stood with his shield high-raised the warrior king, as the worm now coiled together amain: the mailed-one waited.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • It is the Golden Age of which poets have sung and high-raised seers have told in metaphor!

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • God grant that the high-raised expectations of these loyal and deserted people may not be blasted.

    History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States

  • "Barbara!" said her father with a high-raised voice.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.

  • And on its high-raised stern, beneath a canopy was a couch upon which Tarrano reclined, with us of his party at his feet.

    Tarrano the Conqueror

  • He recalled the scene within the temple when he had lain stretched upon the sacrificial altar, while La, with high-raised dagger, stood above him, and the rows of priests and priestesses awaited, in the ecstatic hysteria of fanaticism, the first gush of their victim's warm blood, that they might fill their golden goblets and drink to the glory of their Flaming God.

    Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar

  • Seized by them with force and roughly handled, and anticipating something far worse than what afterwards happened, I lifted my eyes to Christ and said: Oh, just God, Thou paidest all our debts upon that high-raised cross of Thine; wherefore then must my innocence be made to pay the debts of whom I do not even know?

    The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini

  • ” Seized by them with force and roughly handled, and anticipating something far worse than what afterwards happened, I lifted my eyes to Christ and said: “Oh, just God, Thou paidest all our debts upon that high-raised cross of Thine; wherefore then must my innocence be made to pay the debts of whom I do not even know?

    CXX

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