high and low

adverb

Definition of high and low 

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Synonyms & Antonyms for high and low

Synonyms

all over, everyplace, everywhere, far and wide, throughout

Antonyms

nowhere

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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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There is no denying Supreme’s influence over fashion high and low; even Hedi Slimane is reportedly considering a weekly drop method popularized by Supreme for his new vision of Céline. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "You Won’t Find America's Menswear Designer of the Year at NYFW Men’s," 9 July 2018 Moneke experienced highs and lows during his basketball career at UC Davis. Noel Harris, sacbee, "How ex-UC Davis star Chima Moneke landed his first pro basketball contract," 5 July 2018 Michigan’s first commercial winery was established in 1868, but the state’s wine region has experienced highs and lows through Prohibition, World War II and a number of developments through the ’70s. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 Bipolar disorder, also called manic-depressive illness, is a disorder of the brain that causes extreme mood swings, including extreme emotional highs and lows. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Kate Spade's death prompts questions about bipolar disorder," 6 June 2018 So, naturally, fans are searching high and low on Jenner's social media pages—not to mention her mini-movie—for clues. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "All the Kylie Jenner Baby Name Theories on the Internet Right Now," 5 Feb. 2018 Even the most basic of homewares has drastic highs and lows. Sara Tardiff, ELLE Decor, "How To Decorate Your Entire Home On Amazon," 30 May 2017 Without a cell phone and unable to call for help, the family was stuck for two nights in the woods, desperately trying to care for a baby and a toddler while local police searched high and low for them. Megan Friedman, Good Housekeeping, "A Missing Family Survived for Days on Halloween Candy and Rainwater," 18 Nov. 2016 But, red carpet beauty often comes with a mix of highs and lows, as was the case at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards. refinery29.com, "The Best Beauty Looks From The MTV Awards Cost Less Than $15," 19 June 2018

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1525, in the meaning defined above

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