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Word Example of - high

    Example Sentences for high

    But they did not intend to fight matters out on high waters.

    Well, as high a flier as you are, I have a lure may make you stoop.

    The ridge where Roger now found himself was high and barren.

    Tis that; you know my lady has a high spirit; she thinks I am unworthy.

    Those 'patriotic Englishmen' are, many of them, in high positions.

    But with the attainment of High School and Mr. Hilton the world changed.

    So it is that everywhere the high function of art is to reveal.

    At the start, his career was like that of most boys entering Woodbridge from a high school.

    He slid his gears into high and dodged around corners recklessly.

    He spake, and walking to that aged form, Look'd high defiance.

Word Origin & History of - high

    Word Origin & History

    high O.E. heh (Anglian), heah (W.Saxon) "of great height, lofty, tall, exalted," from P.Gmc. *kaukhaz (cf. O.S. hoh, O.N. har, Dan. høi, Swed. hög, O.Fris. hach, Du. hoog, O.H.G. hoh, Ger. hoch, Goth. hauhs "high;" also Ger. Hügel "hill," O.N. haugr "mound"), from PIE *koukos (cf. Lith. kaukara "hill"). Spelling with -gh represents a final guttural sound, lost since 14c. Meaning "euphoric or exhilarated from alcohol" is first attested 1620s, of drugs, first recorded 1932. Sense of "proud, haughty, supercilious" (c.1200) is reflected in high hand (late 14c.) and high horse (see High seas first attested late 14c., with sense (also found in the L. cognate) of "deep" as well as "tall" (cf. also O.Pers. baran "height, depth"). High-class (adj.) is from 1864. To high-tail "move quickly" is slang attested by 1890, from cattle ranches (animals fleeing with elevated tails). Highlands "mountainous district of Scotland" first recorded early 15c. High-roller "extravagant spender" is from 1881. Your Highness as a form of address to English royalty is attested from c.1400.

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