from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In the sky or the heavens.
  • adv. In authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. aloft; above.


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  • Over the sounding-board angels hold on high the St. Andrew's cross, and beneath the dove, representing the Holy

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • His forces were entrenched on high ground in the village of Yorktown, but with De Grasse commanding the harbor, they had no avenue of retreat.

    Robert Morris

  • August 16 A-14: Unsure of himself on high altitude emergency.

    First Man

  • With a shriek that deafened men, felled trees and split stone, Smaug shot spouting into the air, turned over and crashed down from on high in ruin.

    The Hobbit

  • We are going to try to reach them via the Coastal Sentry Quebec on high frequency after they emerge from blackout, but that signal will be marginal.

    First Man

  • He is to decide whom to tax by how much and for what purpose, and he is to spend the proceedsall this guided only by general exhortations from on high to restrain inflation, improve the environment, fight poverty, and so on and on.

    Creative Capitalism

  • Thus did men begin to go down upon the sea in ships; quaeque diu steterant in montibus altis, Fluctibus ignotis insultavĂȘre carinae; "and keels which had long stood on high mountains careered insultingly (insultavĂȘre) over unknown waves."

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • The most notable thing about Harry Shaughnessy was that his body was in constant motion, his eyes on high alert.


  • A pair of Uyzes, old Russian jeep versions of the Dormobile, were parked outside, armoured and jacked up on high wheels as if once designed for use as landing craft.


  • The countersign was given to the first sentinel, posted on high ground west of the morass.

    Angel in the Whirlwind


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