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
Recent Examples on the Web The story of falling on the sword and always taking the high road. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 27 May 2021 Angels manager Joe Maddon took the high road after the provocative version of events offered by Pujols. Greg Beacham, ajc, 18 May 2021 Reclaiming our life means taking the high road and coming out of this pandemic ahead, not behind. Maria Minor, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 Should the party decide to take the high road in order to show unity, openness and an eagerness to adapt, a small wager on Cheney holding on to her position could produce a strong payout. Zack Jones, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Many developers simply don’t give you the option of taking the high road anymore. Simon Hill, Wired, 11 May 2021 Even while facing hostile playing conditions and clearly biased refereeing, Crowe also taught his players to remain calm and take the high road. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 8 Apr. 2021 Carlo, making his first public comments since a hit to his head by Washington’s Tom Wilson sent him to the hospital March 5, took the high road in assessing the play. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Mar. 2021 Wentz took the high road in his Zoom news conference. Barry Wilner, ajc, 18 Mar. 2021

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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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9 Jun 2021

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“High road.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20road. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of high road

old-fashioned : a main road

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