Definition: very high
Definition: very high
Sentences Containing 'lofty'
There I see him, high up, behind the bars of a lofty iron cage, bloody and dusty as last night, looking through.
Should not every apartment in which man dwells be lofty enough to create some obscurity overhead, where flickering shadows may play at evening about the rafters?
Mr. Parkman says:`Before them a wide and rapid current coursed athwart their way, by the foot of lofty heights wrapped thick in forests.'
Chapter 35 Vicksburg During the Trouble WE used to plow past the lofty hill city, Vicksburg, down stream; but we can not do that now.
The next minute Franz heard himself called by Albert, who made the lofty building re echo with the sound of his friend's name.
Imagine the large and splendid Corso, bordered from one end to the other with lofty palaces, with their balconies hung with carpets, and their windows with flags.
They possessed, too, in a much higher degree than their adversaries, all the arts of popularity and of gaining proselytes; arts which the lofty and dignified sons of the church had long neglected, as being to them in a great measure useless.
And it is a lofty and serene soul which is here disclosed before us.
So that the lofty pile of sedimentary rocks in Britain gives but an inadequate idea of the time which has elapsed during their accumulation.
We ascend the lofty peaks of the Cordillera, and we find an alpine species of bizcacha; we look to the waters, and we do not find the beaver or muskrat, but the coypu and capybara, rodents of the South American type.
On the lofty mountains of equatorial America a host of peculiar species belonging to European genera occur.
This was done, and a little before midnight we drew near to the foot of a huge and lofty mountain, not so close to the sea but that it left a narrow space on which to land conveniently.
A lady of high degree, With the port of a lofty dame, And the great Don Quixote's flame, And the pride of her village was she.
If, however, it were the fact that such a history were in existence, it must necessarily, being the story of a knight-errant, be grandiloquent, lofty, imposing, grand and true.
Nothing, therefore, can be more contrary than such a philosophy to the supine indolence of the mind, its rash arrogance, its lofty pretensions, and its superstitious credulity.
She knew I did; for the stateliness of her manner already abated towards me, except when she spoke in praise of him, and then her air was always lofty.
But when she sat down on the seat, she was a handsome lady still; and well I knew the bright eye with its lofty look, that had been a light in my very dreams at school.
Go and gaze upon the iron emblematical harpoons round yonder lofty mansion, and your question will be answered.
And besides all this, there was a certain lofty bearing about the Pagan, which even his uncouthness could not altogether maim.
King of Japan, whose lofty jet they say at times assumed the semblance of a snow-white cross against the sky?
Upon this, Daggoo, with either hand upon the gunwale to steady his way, swiftly slid aft, and then erecting himself volunteered his lofty shoulders for a pedestal.
"There's something ever egotistical in mountain-tops and towers, and all other grand and lofty things; look here,--three peaks as proud as Lucifer.
The lofty Nazi plans were never put into practice—the construction of the Adolf-Hitler-School was not realised, nor the Julius-Streicher-Mausoleum.
Man shall accede to a lofty heart: And God shall be exalted.
Lord Lofty was chief among her admirers, and while he was waiting to visit her one morning, he found a letter on the ground, written by a woman and directed to Amoranda, warning her that Lofty "carries nothing but Ruin to our whole sex."
Amoranda later realised that Lofty had stolen her letter, but she remained mute on the matter.
The next morning, one of Amoranda's servants presents her with Lofty's silver snuff box which she found in the garden.
The box contained a paper that provided evidence that Lofty had broken a contract to either marry a woman or pay her ten thousand pounds.
She shares the evidence with Formator who decides to turn Lofty away when he visits.
Lofty, after being turned away twice by Formator, wrote Amoranda a letter, but, while she was reading his letter, a stranger came to visit her.
The stranger was shortly revealed to be Altemira, the woman who Lofty was supposed to have married.
She stayed with a woman named Cook, who married a gardener of Lofty's.
Lofty showed up one night and inquired of Cook about her.
Eventually, Altemira and Lofty began something of a relationship, but she would not sleep with him.
Finally, Lofty promised that he would marry her and presented her with the contract that Amoranda's servant had found in Lofty's snuff box earlier.
With this in her possession, she felt secure in her decision to finally sleep with Lofty.
After she slept with him, however, Lofty stopped seeing her and she found that the contract had been stolen from her possession.
However, she tracked him down and warned Amoranda with the letter that Lofty had found earlier in the story.
Amoranda replies to Lofty's letter that she will meet him in her summer house and marry him.
However, they trick Lofty into marrying Altemira instead, and Lofty offers her his "Heart for Life."
The next morning, Lofty, Altemira, Amoranda, and Formator departed to Lofty's estate.
The lofty aims often went unrealised, or at least only very slowly.
From 994, the lofty fortress dominated a strategic point on the Indre river.
The memorial is made of Portland ashlar, and features a square tapered shaft with a pyramidal finish on a lofty pedestal and base.
When We Were Lost is the debut album of The Lofty Pillars, released on July 18, 2000 through Atavistic Records.
They roamed all over the hills, even as the lofty knolls were passive spectators to their love.
Godkin shaped the lofty and independent policy of the "Post" and "The Nation", which had a small but influential and intellectual class of readers.
In her original design, the mess-deck was unusually lofty.
Despite his lofty title and Norman ancestry, Constance found him too old and unattractive, and rejected him in favour of Reynald of Châtillon.
During the Cultural Revolution, individual sexual preferences were supposed to give way to lofty revolutionary ideals.
More Vocab Wordsswagger - walk or behave with an over-confident manner
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
impudence - impertinence; insolence
pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
cogitate - think over; ponder
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
vigilante - one who without authority assumes law enforcement powers
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons