high road


: the easiest course
: 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 In the United States, thousands of ‘high road’ restaurants are paving the way to a better industry, not just leading with their great food but their values. Saru Jayaraman, CNN, 14 Jan. 2023 If 2016 Obama was singing the virtues of the high road, firmly but selectively pushing back on a presidential candidate who had peddled falsehoods about her husband, her 2020 speech shot fire from that high road by using Trump’s words against him. Washington Post, 18 Aug. 2020 In a legislature with a Republican supermajority that’s not open to gay rights – an LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill has been introduced 10 times and hasn’t become law – Antonio has learned to take the high road. cleveland, 30 Dec. 2022 But on Friday, Crawford characteristically took the high road in his comments to The Chronicle. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Dec. 2022 If the time comes when your husband becomes too incapacitated to visit his daughter and the rest of the family, please take the high road and do the compassionate thing. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 21 Dec. 2022 Overall, though, Harry & Meghan sees the semi-royals take the high road—refusing to address much of the drama and family infighting that’s led them to Santa Barbara, thousands of miles away from Buckingham Palace. Marlow Stern, Rolling Stone, 15 Dec. 2022 Women were encouraged to take the high road, to be the moral centers of the family, to cinch up their corset and carry on. Dina Gachman, Glamour, 17 Nov. 2022 But Jace takes the high road, raising a toast to Aemond and Aegon in what is starting to feel like a feelings circle. Erica Gonzales, ELLE, 10 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of high road was in 1613

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“High road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20road. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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