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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So will the first to summit the Iseran, the highest road pass in the French Alps that hasn't been climbed by the Tour for 12 years. John Leicester, baltimoresun.com, "Aiming high: Altitude is the acid test at Tour de France," 5 July 2019 The campus wars will be won by advocates taking the higher road — encouraging dissidents and committed professors, not simply tearing down easy targets. Sahil Handa, National Review, "What Conservatives Get Wrong about the Campus Wars," 4 July 2019 Take the high road, and give your all to what’s essential. Eugenia Last, The Mercury News, "Horoscopes: June 20, 2019," 20 June 2019 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of high road

old-fashioned : a main road

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