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Definitions of lofty

  1. Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Loftiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Loftiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Loftier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Loftily. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Very high; proud; stately; sublime. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. High in position, character, sentiment, or diction: high: stately: haughty. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. High; haughty. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Extending high up; elevated in place, or condition, or character, or sentiment, or demeanour, or style; dignified; haughty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Elevated in place, condition, character, sentiment, or diction; dignified; proud; haughty; sublime. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for lofty

  1. Since her husband's death he had avoided that house, before so familiar to him; and now he grew pale and breathed hard as he passed by the porter's lodge up the lofty stairs. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. White men call it Red Rock Island, Knowing not the crimson color Is from blood, shed in the battle Fought upon the lofty summit Of a mountain that was swallowed When the mighty chasm opened, Leaving but its peak projecting Through the surface of the waters. – The Legends of San Francisco by George W. Caldwell
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