Definition of High-up

1. Noun. An important or influential (and often overbearing) person.




Lexicographical Neighbors of High-up

high-stepping
high-sticked
high-sticking
high-stomached
high-strung
high-sudsing
high-tail
high-tech
high-tension
high-test
high-ticket(a)
high-toned
high-top
high-topped
high-up (current term)
high-velocity
high-vitamin diet
high-voltage
high-warp loom
high-water mark
high-wire walker
high-yield bond
high/low
high C
high Fowler's
high altar
high altitude cerebral oedema
high altitude chamber
high altitude pulmonary oedema

Literary usage of High-up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence (1922)
"It was blowing so hard, high up there in the exp place, that the only way to be safe was to stand ni by the wind to the wall of the tower. ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Till, when the broad Achaian camp was gain'd, On the mainland they haul'd the galley clear, 570 High up the sands, and stretch'd long props beneath ..."

3. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"Soon after we came to the " Wren" (so- called as a coast-survey signal-station), a fine Virginia residence, situated high up on the green sloping bank of ..."

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