high place


Definition of high place

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

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Former colleagues may now be, or have, friends in high places. Anne Fisher, Fortune, "Why Summer Is a Great Time to Find a New Job," 2 Aug. 2019 Jeffrey Epstein has had a long list of friends from high places, including the likes of Stephen Hawking, Bill Clinton and President Trump. J. Edward Moreno, azcentral, "University of Arizona received donation from convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein," 10 July 2019 Her friends in high places included Britain’s Prince Andrew, who became a frequent guest in Mr. Epstein’s homes. Megan Twohey, New York Times, "The ‘Lady of the House’ Who Was Long Entangled With Jeffrey Epstein," 15 July 2019 Friends in high places As his business career advanced, Epstein met two more men who would impact his financial fortunes. Janna Herron And Kevin Mccoy, USA TODAY, "From private island to private jet: What is 'billionaire' Jeffrey Epstein's net worth?," 14 July 2019 Friends in high places are coming to Jason Momoa’s defense after some made their feelings known about his body on Twitter. Rachel E. Greenspan, Time, "People Come to Jason Momoa's Defense Against the Haters and the Body Shamers," 11 July 2019 For a daytime assault, a sniper picks a high place such as a building or a hill and covers the advancing soldiers from behind. Azad Cudi, Harper's magazine, "Long Shot," 10 Jan. 2019 Both use a blend called The Extreme Complex™, which is a combination of active ingredients from the lowest place on Earth (the aforementioned sea) and the highest place on Earth (there are goji berries from Tibetan mountains). Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why the Dead Sea Should Be at the Top of Every Beauty Junkie's Travel List," 5 Sep. 2018 The highest placing Americans this year included two women: Cat Bradley, who finished eighth in the women's division, and Kaci Lickteig, who nabbed 10th. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "5 Things to Know About the 106-Mile Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc Race," 4 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of high place

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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