high place

noun

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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Its creator, a maverick Pennsylvania dentist and inventor named Lytle Adams, had some friends in high places. Lucy Cooke, ajc, "US military is interested in bats as possible defenders against bioweapons," 3 July 2018 Its creator, a maverick Pennsylvania dentist and inventor named Lytle Adams, had some friends in high places. Lucy Cooke, ajc, "US military is interested in bats as possible defenders against bioweapons," 3 July 2018 For those who are more adventurous and love high places, head to West Fairmount Park and climb among the trees at Treetop Quest, a sprawling obstacle course that includes 20 zip-lines and 60 obstacles to navigate through. Tauhid Chappell, Philly.com, "Some children separated at border are in Pa., police killings strain entire black communities June 22 | Morning Newsletter," 22 June 2018 Even his admirers would concede that Mr. Khan owes much to friends in high places. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "Will Imran Khan Turn Pakistan Into an Islamic Welfare State?," 12 July 2018 Donald Trump will continue to put sycophants in high places. Willie Brown, SFChronicle.com, "Scott Pruitt is just the symptom. The disease is Trump," 7 July 2018 Its creator, a maverick Pennsylvania dentist and inventor named Lytle Adams, had some friends in high places. Lucy Cooke, ajc, "US military is interested in bats as possible defenders against bioweapons," 3 July 2018 It is somehow connected with this summer solstice festival to have fires in higher places. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "The Point of Armenia’s Splashy Holiday is Getting Wet," 3 July 2018 Its creator, a maverick Pennsylvania dentist and inventor named Lytle Adams, had some friends in high places. Lucy Cooke, ajc, "US military is interested in bats as possible defenders against bioweapons," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of high place

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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