Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a high soul; having exalted principles or feelings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a high or noble spirit; honorable.

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Examples

  • Ah! thought Cecilia, is virtue, then, as inconsistent as vice? and can the same character be thus high-souled, thus nobly disinterested with regard to riches, whose pride is so narrow and so insurmountable, with respect to family prejudice!

    Cecilia

  • The motherly, but coarse kindness of Dame Glendinning, and the doating fondness of her old domestic, seemed now the only kind feeling of which she formed the object; and she could not but reflect how little these were to be compared with the devoted attachment of a high-souled youth, whom the least glance of her eye could command, as the high-mettled steed is governed by the bridle of the rider.

    The Monastery

  • Sir Kenneth had full leisure to enjoy these and similar high-souled thoughts, fostered by that wild spirit of chivalry, which, amid its most extravagant and fantastic flights, was still pure from all selfish alloy — generous, devoted, and perhaps only thus far censurable, that it proposed objects and courses of action inconsistent with the frailties and imperfections of man.

    The Talisman

  • They were all touched by the romantic enthusiasmfor lofty, high-souled ideals; they all felt that reverence for the past, for the “mystic chords of memory,” which Burke andColeridge, Fichte and Father Jahn, had inculcated in their disciples.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • His mother, he surmised, was the natural child of a high-souled Virginia planter,and from this source came his uncommon powers of mind and tenacity of purpose.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • Cronos, and from him sprang the dark Libyans, and high-souled

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • They were all touched by the romantic enthusiasmfor lofty, high-souled ideals; they all felt that reverence for the past, for the “mystic chords of memory,” which Burke andColeridge, Fichte and Father Jahn, had inculcated in their disciples.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • His mother, he surmised, was the natural child of a high-souled Virginia planter,and from this source came his uncommon powers of mind and tenacity of purpose.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • His mother, he surmised, was the natural child of a high-souled Virginia planter,and from this source came his uncommon powers of mind and tenacity of purpose.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • They were all touched by the romantic enthusiasmfor lofty, high-souled ideals; they all felt that reverence for the past, for the “mystic chords of memory,” which Burke andColeridge, Fichte and Father Jahn, had inculcated in their disciples.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

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