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.

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As such, 865 is a testament to the photographer’s growing body of work for Raf Simons, Prada, and Calvin Klein, and also a diary of his personal moments, the highs and lows and portraits that define his life. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Willy Vanderperre Makes His Instagram IRL With a New Trio of Books," 3 May 2019 Catch up on the best—and worst—suits from draft night with our roundup of the fashion highs and lows. Dan Greene, SI.com, "Weekend Read: The Pressure Facing Trae Young, Lee Jenkins on Covering Kevin Durant, and More," 22 June 2018 The spread between the highest and lowest mortgage rates available on the market has widened by about one-third this year, to 0.62 percentage point, according to LendingTree. Paul Kiernan, WSJ, "As Fed Raises Rates, Consumers Have Yet to Feel the Sting," 26 Sep. 2018 Tides vary, but there’s often a difference of six feet or more between the twice-daily highs and lows, so a low-tide crossing brings the biggest waves and can be difficult for boats of all sizes. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sand buildup at Oceanside harbor beginning to cause problems for boats," 24 June 2018 So what were her highest and lowest points during a dozen years of hard work? Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Cecile Richards on Her Best, Hardest Days As CEO of Planned Parenthood," 2 May 2018 Although the national average increased from 73.8 to 79.1 years from 1980 to 2014, the gap between counties with the highest and lowest rates grew to a startling 20 years (large graph). Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "Life Expectancy Is Rising Disproportionately across the U.S.," 1 May 2018 The cars rush by, first in a great pack, two lines, side by side on the high and low sides of the track. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "One Day at Daytona," 22 Mar. 2019 Average flows were unavailable for nine sites that only had high and low estimates of how much polluted water flowed out. Matthew Brown, The Seattle Times, "50M gallons of polluted water pours daily from US mine sites," 20 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of high and low

1525, in the meaning defined above

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