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Word Example of - highest

    Example Sentences for highest

    We have exercised the highest function of the will and made a choice.

    There is Young in every stanza, such as he often was in his highest vigour.

    There is, of course, the highest use of all; but it has nowadays many other uses.

    When salt is not to be had the passion for meat reaches its highest intensity.

    Your views on the origin of the moral ideas interest me in the highest degree.

    That which is artistic is the highest form of conventional refinement.

    This palace commanded the highest point of the southwestern hill.

    It is especially the country of monkeys, where they have arrived at their highest development.

    It is built on the highest point in the city and commands a wonderful view.

    Then you are doing the highest and finest thing of which you are capable.

Word Origin & History of - highest

    Word Origin & History

    high O.E. heh (Anglian), heah (W.Saxon) "of great height, lofty, tall, exalted," from P.Gmc. *kaukhaz (cf. O.S. hoh, O.N. har, Dan. høi, Swed. hög, O.Fris. hach, Du. hoog, O.H.G. hoh, Ger. hoch, Goth. hauhs "high;" also Ger. Hügel "hill," O.N. haugr "mound"), from PIE *koukos (cf. Lith. kaukara "hill"). Spelling with -gh represents a final guttural sound, lost since 14c. Meaning "euphoric or exhilarated from alcohol" is first attested 1620s, of drugs, first recorded 1932. Sense of "proud, haughty, supercilious" (c.1200) is reflected in high hand (late 14c.) and high horse (see ...horse). High seas first attested late 14c., with sense (also found in the L. cognate) of "deep" as well as "tall" (cf. also O.Pers. baran "height, depth"). High-class (adj.) is from 1864. To high-tail "move quickly" is slang attested by 1890, from cattle ranches (animals fleeing with elevated tails). Highlands "mountainous district of Scotland" first recorded early 15c. High-roller "extravagant spender" is from 1881. Your Highness as a form of address to English royalty is attested from c.1400.