Definition of Heightening

1. Adjective. Reaching a higher intensity. "Their heightening fears"

Similar to: Intensifying



Definition of Heightening

1. Verb. (present participle of heighten) ¹

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Definition of Heightening

1. heighten [v] - See also: heighten

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Literary usage of Heightening

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1. Text-book of Psychiatry: A Psychological Study of Insanity for Practitioners by Emanuel Mendel (1907)
"An immoderate heightening of the speed of the efflux of the associations appears. 3. ... Pathological heightening of the Rapidity of Associations. ..."

2. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1807)
"... flying chariots, and fiery dragons, is an ample compensation for the want of truth and nature ; and instead of heightening the passion of his poetry in ..."

3. Ultimate Demcracy and Its Making by Newell LeRoy Sims (1917)
"The heightening of Economic Inequality A further characteristic incidental to the industrial age and giving impetus to the democratic movement is the ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... the sober and homely English imagination by such a heightening of horror by horror, we may easily understand how people came to listen to Burke's voice ..."

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