high and low

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Examples of high and low in a Sentence

I've been looking high and low for my glasses.
Recent Examples on the Web People in both high and low income brackets increased savings, but low earners saved more. Yuko Takeo, Bloomberg.com, "Japan’s Savings Rate Hits 20-Year High as Handouts Get Banked," 9 Oct. 2020 Like most teams, the Cubs built an offense on taking walks and punishing mistakes, with swing paths designed to meet the plane of belt-high and low fastballs for maximum slugging. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, "Doc's Morning Line: 10 things from Cincinnati Bengals win over the Jacksonville Jaguars," 5 Oct. 2020 As part of its hydrological cycle, water levels in the Pantanal shift between high and low flooding every seven to 10 years. Jill Langlois, National Geographic, "Volunteers coming to rescue jaguars, other animals injured during Brazil's wildfires," 2 Oct. 2020 After his snaps were both high and low, Nelson was having trouble reaching holder Mitch Wishnowky by the game’s latter stages. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "Oh, snap: 49ers’ Nelson is benched after miserable performance," 27 Sep. 2020 Its meandering path is set by patterns of high and low pressure known as Rossby waves. The Economist, "Weather and climate change How weird weather can span the world," 12 Sep. 2020 But like the laser headlights Audi wanted to import in 2014, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards make no allowance for anything other than simple high and low beams. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The Audi e-tron Sportback is a stylish sophomore electric car," 28 Sep. 2020 In Cook’s Illustrated, Dan Souza found that a combination of high and low heat helped achieve voluminous but still tender eggs — start at medium-high and drop to low once a spatula dragged through the skillet left very little raw egg in the trail. Washington Post, "The best way to poach an egg also happens to be the easiest," 28 Sep. 2020 As a result, folks have searched high and low for the best ways to keep in touch—social lubricant included. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Cheers! Here's how to get your alcohol delivered for less," 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of high and low

1525, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high and low was in 1525

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15 Oct 2020

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“High and low.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20and%20low. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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