high ground

noun

Definition of high ground

: a position of advantage or superiority especially : an ethically superior position took the moral high ground during the debate

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Examples of high ground in a Sentence

one would have thought that having the superior product would have given the company the high ground in the video format war

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Advertising People are living in tent camps, schools, churches, roads and other impromptu places on higher ground. Nqobile Ntshangase, The Seattle Times, "‘Second disaster’ warned in Mozambique as cholera a concern," 26 Mar. 2019 That creates a high ground pressure problem, making for a vehicle that could have trouble traversing muddy terrain. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia Unveils Giant Combat Walker," 22 Aug. 2018 McCullers possesses the highest ground ball rate among all qualified American League pitchers. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Evan Gattis' strong night leads Astros to victory against Athletics," 13 June 2018 Some communities have demanded higher ground floor elevations for new construction, but the codes for elevating older homes are complicated and unclear in many cases. Alex Harris, miamiherald, "She wants to put her house on stilts. The idea could save Miami’s flood-prone homes | Miami Herald," 18 Apr. 2018 Though nothing official has been organized due to their higher ground location, students have also sprung into action. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Athletes take part in exercise of compassion, humanity for flood victims," 26 Feb. 2018 Animals were stranded on high ground and people were stuck in their homes for weeks. Ruth Hopkins, Teen Vogue, "The Climate Disaster We Fear Is Already Happening," 22 Apr. 2019 Securing the ultimate high ground would prove that capitalism could lead to technological breakthroughs as well. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "The Saturn V Story: From Nazi Roots to America's Moon Rocket," 6 Feb. 2019 This may seem like a no-brainer, but knowing where that higher ground is in a new city isn't exactly easy. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Make the Most of Venice When it Floods," 2 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of high ground

1800, in the meaning defined above

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