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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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It was the very witching time of night that Ichabod, heavy hearted and crest-fallen, pursued his travels homewards, along the sides of the lofty hills which rise above Tarry Town, and which he had traversed so cheerily in the afternoon.
One never tires of poking about in the dense woods that clothe all these lofty Neckar hills to their beguiling and impressive charm in any country; but German legends and fairy tales have given these an added charm.
This noble gentleman with his lofty glance, this handsome cavalier, so brilliant in feats of arms that every one was surprised that he held in his hand a sword only instead of a baton of command
The ranges of mountain peaks which Captain Bonneville speaks of, as rising from its bosom, are probably the summits of mountains beyond it, which may be visible at a vast distance, when viewed from an eminence, in the transparent atmosphere of these lofty regions.
Doubtless it will be despised as a weakness by that lofty order of minds who pant after the ideal, and are oppressed by a general sense that their emotions are of too exquisite a character to find fit objects among their everyday fellowmen.
A hardly perceptible blue irregular outline, indicating the bold contour of the lofty heights of Nukuheva.
Indeed, these lofty plats of table-land seem to form a peculiar feature in the American continents.
An instant later every red man in the lofty chamber had seen the inspiring sight, and such a shout of thanksgiving arose as I warrant never before echoed through that age-old pile of stone.
Barral and Bixio, also ventured into the very lofty regions; but their balloon burst--"
It is impossible for me to convey any idea of the overpowering beauty and grandeur of these pillars of white spar, some of which were not less than twenty feet in diameter at the base, and sprang up in lofty and yet delicate beauty sheer to the distant roof.
That was, in fact,--when, after having long groped one's way up the dark spiral which perpendicularly pierces the thick wall of the belfries, one emerged, at last abruptly, upon one of the lofty platforms inundated with light and air,--that was, in fact, a fine picture which spread out, on all sides at once, before the eye; a spectacle
From a lofty perch Tarzan viewed the village of thatched huts across the intervening plantation.