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lofty

adjective august, cavalier, celebrated, celestial, dignified, distinguished, elevated, eminent, enhanced, exalted, exalted ideal, fabled, famous, heavenly, heightened, high, high intellectual values, high score value, honorable, illustrious, immortal, kingly, leading, legendary, lordly, magisterial, magnificent, noble, notable, noted, predominant, preeminent, princely, prominent, raised, renowned, respected, revered, soaring, venerable
Associated concepts: lofty goals, lofty ideals, lofty plans
See also: grandiose, magnanimous, meritorious, orgulous, presumptuous, prominent, proud, remarkable, supercilious
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With a loftier morality than that of the Epicureans, and a sterner sense of man's duties, Zeno and the Stoic philosophers prescribed suicide in certain cases to their followers.
A dilapidated windmill near by lifting its shattered arms from a mound no loftier than a rubbish heap, and a Martello tower squatting at the water's edge half a mile to the south of the Coastguard cottages, are familiar to the skippers of small craft.
Can I by justice or by crooked ways of deceit ascend a loftier tower which may he a fortress to me all my days?
Graham took her camp-stool and drawing materials; and having begged Miss Millward to take charge of her precious son, and strictly enjoined him not to wander from his new guardian's side, she left us and proceeded along the steep, stony hill, to a loftier, more precipitous eminence at some distance, whence a still finer prospect was to be had, where she preferred taking her sketch, though some of the ladies told her it was a frightful place, and advised her not to attempt it.
And here we should seek to reinforce ourselves by its very presence, and to speak with a worthier, loftier strain of that advent.
I remember the time when he came to me and cried, talking of you, and all the poetry and loftiness of his feeling for you, and I know that the longer he has lived with you the loftier you have been in his eyes.
There does the noble tree fill its place in the forest, loftier, and grander, and richer, and more difficult to imitate, than any of your pitiful pillars, for a thousand years, until the time which the Lord hath given it is full.
As he strolled back to his hotel afterwards, he carried his head high: having plainly got up his castle now to a much loftier altitude than the two square towers of Notre Dame.
Winger Ronaldo had even loftier ambitions - he wanted to be Superman.
However, it should come as no shock that when most people go to a shopping mall, they rarely have any loftier motivation than to shop.
Implicit in this thinking is the idea of a paternalistic institution, one that acts on behalf of its charges, cares for them, and frees them to attend to so-called loftier concerns.
Bert Adcock is very pleased with the numbers but maintains loftier but attainable goals.