Definition of High-and-mighty
1. Adjective. Offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power. "A swaggering peremptory manner"
Similar to: Domineering
Derivative terms: Boss
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Literary usage of High-and-mighty
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"... in the great assembly of the high and mighty Lords, the states-general of the United Provinces. As alno, to their memorials of the sixteenth uf April, ..."
2. Pennsylvania Archives by Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, William Henry Egle, Pennsylvania Dept. of Public Instruction, George Edward Reed, Pennsylvania State Library, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban (1877)
"High and Mighty Lords : MY LORDS: A certain merchant here in London, attending to the business of the West India Company, communicated to me, a few days ago ..."
3. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State Library (1890)
"... I wish you from Almighty God a prosperous government, remaining High and Mighty Lords, ... High and Mighty ..."
4. Chronicles of the City of Perugia 1492-1503 by Francesco Maturanzio, Edward Strachan Morgan (1905)
"Here was the High and Mighty Captain hurrying hither and thither encouraging ... Then the High and Mighty Captain at once called for fagots and logs to burn ..."
5. Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York by John Romeyn Brodhead, Berthold Fernow, Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, New York (State). Legislature (1858)
"We assure you, High and Mighty, that you will find that these conquests, ... High and Mighty, do not trouble yourselves about their proceedings; ..."
6. English Prose: Selections by Henry Craik (1894)
"... To THE HIGH AND MIGHTY MONARCH Our dear and dread Sovereign Lord JAMES, By the good Providence of God, King of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, ..."