from on high


: from God or heaven
He claimed to have heard a voice from on high.
: from people with power or authority
orders from on high
: from a high place
We looked down from on high at the lush valley.

Examples of from on high in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, that doesn’t mean handing down edicts from on high and expecting all the problems to miraculously solve themselves overnight. Susan Callender, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 The Oklahoma station in question is far from any major market and is owned by a Native tribe, not one of the major radio conglomerates where programming decisions come down from on high. Chris Willman, Variety, 13 Feb. 2024 In exploring the city from on high, Flaco has plenty of company and plenty to see. Ed Shanahan, New York Times, 2 Feb. 2024 This isn't necessarily just from on high, pension funds need the high returns to fulfill their obligations, and those obligations were entered into by labor and management. Razib Khan, Discover Magazine, 19 Nov. 2019 Someone has to build the bombs, and someone else to drop them from on high. Robert Rubsam, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024 The Oxford English Dictionary always seemed to me like the Rules from on high—near biblical, laid down long ago by a distant academic elite. Stephanie Hayes, The Atlantic, 30 Oct. 2023 Some apologists have found enough elasticity in their imaginations to stretch to the point of calling it an exception to God’s law, a test of faith from on high, considering it an honorable sacrifice, blah-blah-blah. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 17 Sep. 2023 Klein had spent a lifetime analyzing the dominant power as oligarchic: relentless, resolute, delivered from on high. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2023

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“From on high.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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