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  • 1 high-flown — adjective 1. pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals) high flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school a high sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution • Syn: ↑high sounding, ↑inflated • Similar to …

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  • 2 lofty — (adj.) exalted, of high rank, early 15c.; also with a high purpose, from LOFT (Cf. loft) + Y (Cf. y) (2). From early 14c. as a surname. Literal sense of high is attested from 1580s. Related: Loftily; loftiness …

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  • 3 tall, lofty, high — Each of these terms means having greater than ordinary height, extending upward. Which of them to use depends upon what is being mentioned: one refers to a tall or lofty tree, a high or lofty mountain, a high wall, a tall woman, and a lofty… …

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  • 4 Lane Technical College Prep High School — Infobox School name = Lane Technical College Prep High School imagesize = 275px image caption = The clock tower of Lane Tech motto = Wherever you go, whatever you do, remember the honor of Lane established = 1908 fundingtype = Public schooltype …

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  • 5 aspiring — a. Ambitious, high reaching, of high or lofty purpose, striving after excellence, etc. See the verb …

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  • 6 Tall — Tall, a. [Compar. {Taller}; superl. {Tallest}.] [OE. tal seemly, elegant, docile (?); of uncertain origin; cf. AS. un tala, un tale, bad, Goth. untals indocile, disobedient, uninstructed, or W. & Corn. tal high, Ir. talla meet, fit, proper,… …

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  • 7 Taller — Tall Tall, a. [Compar. {Taller}; superl. {Tallest}.] [OE. tal seemly, elegant, docile (?); of uncertain origin; cf. AS. un tala, un tale, bad, Goth. untals indocile, disobedient, uninstructed, or W. & Corn. tal high, Ir. talla meet, fit, proper,… …

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  • 8 Tallest — Tall Tall, a. [Compar. {Taller}; superl. {Tallest}.] [OE. tal seemly, elegant, docile (?); of uncertain origin; cf. AS. un tala, un tale, bad, Goth. untals indocile, disobedient, uninstructed, or W. & Corn. tal high, Ir. talla meet, fit, proper,… …

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  • 9 Masonry (Freemasonry) —     Masonry (Freemasonry)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Masonry (Freemasonry)     The subject is treated under the following heads:     I. Name and Definition;     II. Origin and Early History;     III. Fundamental Principles and Spirit;     IV.… …

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  • 10 Italian literature — is literature written in the Italian language, particularly within Italy. It may also refer to literature written by Italians or in Italy in other languages spoken in Italy, often languages that are closely related to modern Italian. Early… …

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  • 11 German Literature — • History starting with the pre Christian period to 800 A.D Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. German Literature     German Literature      …

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  • 12 Church Music —     Ecclesiastical Music     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Music     By this term is meant the music which, by order or with the approbation of ecclesiastical authority, is employed in connexion with Divine service to promote the… …

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  • 13 elevated — I noun a railway that is powered by electricity and that runs on a track that is raised above the street level • Syn: ↑elevated railway, ↑elevated railroad, ↑el, ↑overhead railway • Hypernyms: ↑railway, ↑railroa …

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  • 14 exalted — adjective of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style (Freq. 2) an exalted ideal argue in terms of high flown ideals Oliver Franks a noble and lofty concept a grand purpose • Syn: ↑elevated, ↑ …

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  • 15 idealistic — adjective 1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style an exalted ideal argue in terms of high flown ideals Oliver Franks a noble and lofty concept a grand purpose • Syn: ↑exalted, ↑elevated, ↑ …

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  • 16 noble-minded — adjective of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style an exalted ideal argue in terms of high flown ideals Oliver Franks a noble and lofty concept a grand purpose • Syn: ↑exalted, ↑elevated, ↑ …

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  • 17 rarefied — adjective 1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style an exalted ideal argue in terms of high flown ideals Oliver Franks a noble and lofty concept a grand purpose • Syn: ↑exalted, ↑elevated, ↑ …

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  • 18 rarified — adjective 1. having low density (Freq. 1) rare gasses lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air • Syn: ↑rare, ↑rarefied • Similar to: ↑thin …

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  • 19 Evangelii Praecones — June 2, 1951) is an encyclical letter of Pope Pius XII about Catholic missions. He describes necessary improvements and changes, the persecutions of the Church in some parts of he world. The encyclical was issued in commemoration of the 25th.… …

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  • 20 Maximilien Robespierre — Robespierre c. 1790, (anonymous), Musée Carnavalet, Paris, France Deputy and member of the Committee of Public Safety In office 27 July 1793 – 27 …

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