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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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Building furniture is an emotional process filled with lots of highs and lows. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know Before Building an IKEA Malm Bed Frame," 12 Sep. 2018 This formula contains herbs (chamomile, tulsi, skullcap, and milky oats) which may help to strengthen the nervous system by easing these highs and lows. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, "Meet the Eckhaus Latta–Approved Herbalist With a Prescription for Balanced Skin and Less Stress," 4 Jan. 2019 Whilst trans women do experience the hormonal highs and lows that come with a period. Brittney Mcnamara, Teen Vogue, "Munroe Bergdorf Reposted Grace Victory's Period Stain on Instagram to Be an Ally," 3 Aug. 2018 The Brewers have played only seven games but they've been filled with incredible highs and lows. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brewers have lot of gaps to fill but none bigger than closer after Corey Knebel's injury," 5 Apr. 2018 Owning an index fund means an investor experiences all the highs and lows of the index. Stan Choe, The Seattle Times, "40 years after his “folly,” Bogle’s index funds reign," 23 Jan. 2019 Selena Gomez is maintaining her status as a style star who really knows how to mix pieces that are high and low. Mekita Rivas, Glamour, "Selena Gomez Wore a $24 Leopard Print Top From Urban Outfitters," 27 Aug. 2018 The launchpad’s history reflects the highs and lows of the U.S. space program, and its rebirth heralds a promising but very new future. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Cape Canaveral's Legendary Launchpad Is Ready for Astronauts Once More," 16 Aug. 2018 Not unlike McQueen himself, Wallace draws on a dazzling array of sources both high and low to craft her collection, ranging from Shakespeare to supermodels, interviews to Grimms’ fairytales. Kathleen Rooney, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago poet reinterprets life and legacy of Alexander McQueen," 25 May 2018

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1525, in the meaning defined above

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