Examples of heighten in a Sentence
The plan will only heighten tensions between the two groups.
This tragedy has heightened our awareness of the need for improved safety measures.
Tensions between the two groups have heightened.
Recent Examples of heighten from the Web
Fearing violence, the family fled the country in the 1960s after Kenya had gained independence and legislation was passed preventing tens of thousands of non-Kenyans from working, an action that heightened racial tensions.
The records put the recent storms in stark historical perspective and heighten the fears of many climate scientists that the severe flooding from the recent storms represents a harbinger of rising sea levels.
In the Lees-McRae case, which surfaced this week, the controversy also carried the risk of heightening racial tensions on campus, the lawsuit says.
Early in my transition, I was ostracized for being visibly transgender, which heightened the dysphoria surrounding my body.
Residents from Heritage Park West and Riceland Terrace subdivisions spoke at the February hearing raising concerns about development heightening the risk of flooding, which some of them experienced after Hurricane Harvey.
That’s when a confluence of fewer screeners, tighter security and heightened summer travel combined to form hours-long lines at airports across the country.
As worried parents flocked to the school Thursday morning, some media outlets reported Helen Cox was on lockdown and had heightened security because of the threat.
At the Accra Mall in Ghana, drummers came in beating out rhythms that heightened the crowd’s enthusiasm.
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Definition of heighten for English Language Learners
: to increase the amount, degree, or extent of (something)
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