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  • adj. comparative form of high: more high
  • adv. comparative form of high: more high

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. advanced in complexity or elaboration.
  • adj. of or pertaining to education beyond the secondary level.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make higher; elevate; raise; lift; hoist.
  • To rise; ascend; soar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. advanced in complexity or elaboration
  • adj. of education beyond the secondary level


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  • [Illustration: _The water rose higher and higher_]

    The Wonder Book of Bible Stories

  • He clumbed _lots_ higher -- an 'on up _higher_ -- an' higher

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  • Now it is in the higher region of human experience, to which all physical categories are unequal, that we encounter those realities to which the Atonement is related, and in relation to which it is real; and we must insist upon these _higher_ realities, in their specific character, against a strong tendency in the scientifically trained modern mind, and still more in the general mind as influenced by it, to reduce them to the merely physical level.

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  • In a democracy, education that merits the term "higher" depends on challenging entrenched inequality; it depends on the hope for change.

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  • Essex owner Dave Perlman offers complimentary drinks when he underestimates the wait, but some customers still try to jump the line by claiming a name higher on the list.

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  • The more workers are employere, the higher is the chances of them getting medical coverages.

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  • Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao vowed to reach a "strategic consensus" with India that reflects what he describes as a higher level relationship between the two rising world powers.

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  • Since the beginning of this new century, the United States has lost more than three million manufacturing jobs, three million more jobs have been lost to cheap overseas labor markets in the name of outsourcing as corporate America campaigns relentlessly for what it calls higher productivity, efficiency, and competitiveness.

    CNN Transcript Mar 28, 2007

  • President Bush is invoking what he calls a higher power to sell his amnesty plan for millions of illegal aliens.

    CNN Transcript Jun 8, 2006

  • The Arab world is right now behind the rest of the world on every barometer of what we call higher civilization.

    CNN Transcript Aug 7, 2006


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