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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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The story is anchored in Onwuachi’s experiences navigating the white fine dining world as a young black chef, and the highs and lows associated with the experience. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Kwame Onwuachi speaks about turning his memoir into a film: ‘We’re reaching a different, wider audience’," 16 July 2019 Yet even within that narrow range, the highs and lows have caused major economic disruptions. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "High water levels foreshadow huge cost of climate change in Michigan," 16 July 2019 The venture’s highs and lows partly mirror Edwards’s fascinatingly mercurial character. Tom Russo, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Maiden’ excitingly documents a pathbreaking round-the-world race," 3 July 2019 Meanwhile, Spain have already experienced plenty of the highs and lows the tournament has to offer, winning, losing and drawing each of their matches so far. SI.com, "2019 Women's World Cup - Spain vs USA Preview: Where to Watch, Live Stream, Team News & More," 23 June 2019 The school's lacrosse field has high and low spots, and has no irrigation and underdrain, plus no bleachers. Alec Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kettle Moraine Schools need more than $25 million worth of improvements at outdoor facilities," 9 May 2018 These photos don’t tell the real story, the highs and lows of what life is really like living in less than 200 square feet. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Beyond the hashtag: A love letter to #VanLife," 8 Aug. 2019 The resulting confrontation between the two women played out in a hospital room, and was one of the most thrilling onscreen depictions of the highs and lows of female friendship in recent memory. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "GLOW Goes Post-plot," 8 Aug. 2019 Bankers, who will understand the highs and lows of an industry where incomes can be unpredictable and many of the biggest stars are young. Alan Murray, Fortune, "Qualcomm’s Mollenkopf on Its Anti-Trust Battle and the Rise of 5G: CEO Daily," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of high and low

1525, in the meaning defined above

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