high place

noun

Definition of high place

: a temple or altar used by the ancient Semites and built usually on a hill or elevation

Examples of high place in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The closest thing to one of my favorite places in Los Angeles would be a view from a high place, preferably a mountain or hilltop. Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2021 Does Graham really mean to place Donald Trump in the same high place as Jesus in this comparison? Star Tribune, 18 Jan. 2021 So when the Feds came for him, Mr Milken had few friends in high places and a lot of enemies. The Economist, 20 Feb. 2020 Use it with the telescoping wand for floors and high places or as a handheld for stairs, the sofa and the car. Lynn Redmile, Good Housekeeping, 8 Apr. 2020 But Project Veritas maintains friends in high places: that Erik Prince, the security-contractor brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, has recruited ex-spies to help Project Veritas infiltrate Democratic groups. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2020 At Division 1 All-States, Jacobs was the highest placing sophomore, taking 10th in 16 minutes, 42.62 seconds. BostonGlobe.com, 10 June 2019 In years past, when city investigations into his behavior arose, Nuru could count on friends in high places — including mayors and supervisors — to come to his aide. Dominic Fracassa, SFChronicle.com, 10 Feb. 2020 That gave her immediate exposure to a world-wide audience, including some eyes in high places. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, 19 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of high place

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jun 2021

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“High place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20place. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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