high road


Definition of high road

1 : highway
2 : the easiest course
3 : an ethical course

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Examples of high road in a Sentence

hair-raising tales of outlaws who ambushed coaches traveling the high roads

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And while the rampant mommy-shaming stars like Duff are subjected to on social media can be irritating, Duff takes the high road, and leaves the clapping back to her friends. Glamour, "Hilary Duff Will Feed Her Daughter Any Damn Way She Wants, Thanks," 12 June 2019 The Lions would be smart to take the high road and find a way to make things right with Johnson. Jamie Samuelsen, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' path should be clear: Just give Calvin Johnson back the money," 5 June 2019 Jimmy Fallon is taking the high road, rather than engaging with President Trump in a Twitter war of words. Libby Hill, latimes.com, "Jimmy Fallon gives to charity in response to Trump's 'Be a man' taunt," 25 June 2018 Despite the crazy drama going on this season, Randolph is taking the high road. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "What 'Bachelor' Contestant Cassie Randolph's Instagram Tells Us About Her Post-Show Life," 5 Feb. 2019 The State of the Union is always a good venue for taking the high road. Daniel Henninger, WSJ, "Beyond MAGA Hats," 23 Jan. 2019 Sometimes that means rising above pettiness, taking the high road of proper respect over mean-spirited grandstanding. David Meeks, USA TODAY, "By not standing for Korea at the 2018 Winter Olympics, VP Mike Pence embarrassed America," 12 Feb. 2018 By taking the high road and not saying anything at all, apparently. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "The Ultimate Guide to the Royal Family," 21 July 2018 However, Johnson decided to take the high road and list a few poignant facts for Clayton to peruse. Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "After black student celebrates Harvard acceptance on Twitter, former Texas education official asks, 'Were you admitted on merit or quota?' | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of high road

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of high road

old-fashioned : a main road

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