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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With no communication or press coming out of the Chargers’ camp about the direction of this impasse, fantasy owners have taken the high road in recent drafts leading to Gordon falling to the fourth round in some high-stakes leagues. Shawn Childs, SI.com, "How Should You Approach Melvin Gordon In Your Fantasy Draft?," 13 Aug. 2019 Caserio took the high road when asked about his emotions about not being allowed to meet with the Texans. Houston Chronicle, "Patriots' Nick Caserio avoids Texans talk," 27 July 2019 But the moral high road is earned, not self-proclaimed. Gentry Estes, The Courier-Journal, "Attorneys: Louisville smeared Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich to save money," 4 June 2018 The Buffaloes take the high road, will let Nebraska do the talking. oregonlive, "The Pac-12′s playoff chances can be summed up in three words ... slim and none: Issues & Answers," 4 Sep. 2019 There have been reports, such as on The Laurel, a blog on state media, of a low-ball offer, but Coppola maintained the high road, declining to discuss details of his departure. Dom Amore, courant.com, "Dom Amore: After 30 years at Fox61, Rich Coppola exhales and looks to write the next chapter," 2 Sep. 2019 In California, Connors is calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to take the high road and turn the Department of Public Health into more of a consumer protection industry, and less of a tool for care providers. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: After my mother’s disastrous hospice experience, we filed a state complaint. It came to nothing," 10 Aug. 2019 As Tyler Cameron and Gigi Hadid‘s romance heats up, Hannah Brown is taking the high road. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "Hannah Brown Says She and Tyler Cameron Should Be 'Respectful' as He Dates Gigi Hadid," 7 Aug. 2019 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

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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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