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 Plus, the long handle reaches high places without needing to bend or strain. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 3 Apr. 2024 For instance, an aerial robot could fly a long distance, perch in a high place to survey the surroundings, then walk to avoid obstacles that could potentially inhibit flight. IEEE Spectrum, 2 Feb. 2024 People also take spills, fall from high places and get hit in the head by heavy objects. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2023 Violence — including a knockdown fight involving reindeer, car chases, and people falling from high places or moving cars — is played mostly for laughs. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 Both are crafted from a native grape that loves a view from high places. Ellen Bhang, BostonGlobe.com, 11 July 2023 The study, published in 1995 when leaping off high places tied to a large rubber band was more of a thing, found (not surprisingly) that aforementioned rubber band failure was likely to result traumatic injury, though having a large air cushion prevented significant harm. Scott Lafee, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 June 2023 Macaques in India initiated a revenge massacre of hundreds of dogs, kidnapping puppies and dropping them from high places, then attacking humans who came to be seen as allies of the dogs. Matthew Gavin Frank, Harper's Magazine, 21 Mar. 2022 There are explosions, falls from high places and brief consideration of death by suicide. Common Sense Media, Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of high place was in the 15th century

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“High place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20place. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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