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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Recent Examples on the Web So when the Feds came for him, Mr Milken had few friends in high places and a lot of enemies. The Economist, "Michael Milken receives a presidential pardon," 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, "The 2020 Good Housekeeping Top-Tested Cleaning Awards," 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, "A history of the Trump War on Media — the obsession not even coronavirus could stop," 29 Mar. 2020 At Division 1 All-States, Jacobs was the highest placing sophomore, taking 10th in 16 minutes, 42.62 seconds. BostonGlobe.com, "2018-19 Boys' Cross-country All-Scholastics," 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, "SF corruption case: Nuru resigns in wake of fraud charges," 10 Feb. 2020 That gave her immediate exposure to a world-wide audience, including some eyes in high places. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Melania Trump picks Royal Oak artist for 'White House Christmas Book'," 19 Dec. 2019 In 2018, Shaq traded in basketballs for bass drops and reemerged as DJ Diesel -- a bone-crushing dubstep producer with friends in high places. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The Top 100 Moments of the EDM Decade," 17 Dec. 2019 So is awareness in high places of how the market actually works — and major employers behave. BostonGlobe.com, "Seeing red," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of high place

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“High place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20place. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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