high road

noun

Definition of high road

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

Examples of high road in a Sentence

hair-raising tales of outlaws who ambushed coaches traveling the high roads
Recent Examples on the Web Stefanski took the high road despite Mayfield calling him out publicly a few times for his play calling, and with Mayfield leaving Cleveland feeling like Stefanski didn’t play to his strengths, according to sources. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, 27 July 2022 Cubs manager David Ross took the high road when asked about the comments Red Sox rookie righthander Josh Winckowski made on Saturday night about Wrigley Field. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2022 The moral high road is as much an asset in this fight as any weapon system. Mac William Bishop, Rolling Stone, 12 June 2022 Less than 24 hours after three of Jurich’s most prominent backers circulated a letter sharply critical of Heird’s hiring, the newly permanent athletic director clung tenaciously to the high road and to the notion anger is better than apathy. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, 3 June 2022 The high road is choosing to be perceived as relatively superior on a discrete set of benefits. George Bradt, Forbes, 1 June 2021 If the bad press is unsubstantiated, then take the high road, flood your communication channels with positivity and move forward. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 21 June 2022 Kardashian has mostly taken the high road during all this, and she and West were actually seen together last weekend at son Saint West's soccer game. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 4 Apr. 2022 Rebel Wilson is taking the high road after an Australian newspaper threatened to publicize her relationship with Ramona Agruma without her consent. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of high road

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of high road was in 1613

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Last Updated

8 Aug 2022

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“High road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20road. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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