: a person in an organization or government who has a lot of power and authority

Examples of high-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mission is meant to study how the eclipse might disturb the ionosphere, the high-up region of Earth’s atmosphere that produces the planet’s magnetic field. Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 In the opening scene, a coffin holding the body of a deceased Muslim woman has to be strenuously carried from a high-up unit in this apartment complex down several flights of dark stairs by her male neighbors. Carlos Aguilar, Variety, 29 Jan. 2024 His perch high-up in the Art Deco landmark is a far cry from the dark, street-level showrooms of London, where Fitzgerald began working as an unpaid tailor’s apprentice in his teenage years. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 15 Nov. 2023 The actor, writer, and model attended the 2023 Glamour Woman of the Year Awards in a high-up style that honestly has me at a loss for words. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 8 Nov. 2023 Next, a video clip showed a view from high-up seats in the L.A. arena as Drake appeared on the stage and the big screens above it. Jill Lupupa, Peoplemag, 23 Aug. 2023 And those positions include a number of high-up policymaking positions. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 18 July 2023 The Kia felt nimble and composed on San Francisco's crowded streets, and the editors all liked the high-up seating position. Don Schroeder, Car and Driver, 29 May 2023 The crevice tool did a great job of sucking up any leftover debris from the corners of the stairs and also tackled high-up cobwebs with ease. Christina Butan, Peoplemag, 25 May 2023

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“High-up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-up. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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