high-water mark

noun

Definition of high-water mark

: highest point : peak

Examples of high-water mark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before Ealey’s win with a first-throw distance of 67 feet, 2¾ inches, a U.S. woman had never even claimed silver, the previous high-water mark a trio of bronzes. Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2022 Top Country Albums chart (dated April 2), a new high-water mark at No. 1 since the list began in 1964. Gary Trust, Billboard, 1 July 2022 Matuch’s previous high-water mark statewide was an 11th-place finish in the discus in 2019. Steve Reaven, chicagotribune.com, 11 June 2021 The all-new 2023 Mercedes-AMG C43 is an excellent premium compact sports sedan that provides a new high-water mark in the segment (European competitors include the BMW M340i and Audi S4). Michael Harley, Forbes, 1 July 2022 In the end, the great tax haul of spring 2022 may prove something of a high-water mark. Laura Davison, Fortune, 9 May 2022 The yield on the 10-year Treasury note finished on Friday at 2.785%, well below the high-water mark this year of 3.124% recorded two weeks earlier. Matt Grossman, WSJ, 23 May 2022 The previous nationwide high-water mark, also set in 2008, was $4.27, or $5.73 in today’s dollars. oregonlive, 17 May 2022 That's only a tick below the high-water mark of 99 incidents recorded in 2020. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of high-water mark

1691, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jul 2022

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“High-water mark.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-water%20mark. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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