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- n. Alternative form of highflier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as highflier.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person of great ability and ambition
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Now the "highflyer" I have referred to did not belong to this class, but except in his principles and habits and tastes, his education was quite equal to theirs.
I have already referred to him as being almost the only "highflyer" in the prison, as being the man who once obtained 150_l. _ from a gentleman in Devonshire under false pretences.
The "highflyer," as the second lieutenant called her every time he alluded to the blockade-runner, and the two pursuers, occupied the three angles of a triangle.
"Oh! that's above your mark, a 'highflyer' is a bloke who dresses like
Oh, and Vecchione isn't the only highflyer on Hynes' payroll.
Born in Wakefield, Taylor may be a down-to-earth working-class northerner, but she went straight to college from school, trained as a hairdresser, became a successful stylist, was promoted to training apprentice stylists, and later ran a charity, before becoming a highflyer at A4E.
He put it into a wireless highflyer and watched it double, which allowed him to buy his first apartment.
Once a highflyer that brought Internet access to millions of Americans, AOL has been in steady decline since its 2001 merger with Time Warner, which in May announced its plans to spin off AOL.
It was hardly the highflyer phaeton he'd had in Town, but the cart required only one horse and was relatively easy to get in and out of, so he could handle it without assistance.
Unlike most of the regular highflyer yachts, her jib and mainsail were not unreasonably large.