high and low


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



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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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Our first day at sea provides a crash course in the highs and lows of luxury cruise life. Christopher Bagley, Condé Nast Traveler, "Sailing the South China Sea Is the Best Way to See Southeast Asia," 15 Nov. 2018 For the past year, Williams has made a point of documenting the highs and lows of her mental health struggles. D. Elizabeth, SELF, "This Is Why Michelle Williams Checked Into Treatment for Her Mental Health This Summer," 24 Oct. 2018 The couple have been sharing many of the highs and lows of parenting their baby boy, including sweet moments with his siblings, Drake, Ella, Duke, and Emmie Kay, lazy summer days cuddling, and late nights in the nursery. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Chip Gaines Gets Backlash for the Most Hilarious Reason on Latest Photo of Baby Crew's Car Seat," 14 Aug. 2018 Issa, the main character played by Rae, is a twenty-something going through the motions of a breakup; working an unfulfilling and slightly problematic job; and scaling the highs and lows of life with her friends. refinery29.com, "Issa Rae Finally Got An Emmy Nod & I Can't Stop Crying," 12 July 2018 After bearing witness to the club's highest of highs and lowest of lows — and setting a record for all-time appearances with more than 100 and counting — Brad Ring has seen pretty much everything during his Indy Eleven tenure. Kevin Johnston, Indianapolis Star, "New everything for Indy Eleven this season, but same old Brad Ring," 3 July 2018 The show features wrestling legend Eric Bischoff and popular wrestling podcaster Conrad Thompson taking a deep dive into the highs and lows of Eric's unparalleled success in the wrestling business. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "A big night with Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Jimmy Hart in South Florida," 13 June 2018 Murphy, a junior, experienced the highs and lows of playing for a program that has tremendous expectations — and often meets them. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Barrington drops a heartbreaker as Palatine rallies to reach state," 5 June 2018 The Republican senator from Arizona agreed to cooperate with this project, which focuses on the highs and lows of his life and career, not long after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Ellen Gray, Philly.com, "TV picks: 'Fourth Estate,' 'The Americans,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' 'Reverie' and more," 25 May 2018

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1525, in the meaning defined above

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