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HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

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The dispute ran high, and the dilemma lasted long; and just as the executive were on the point of overcoming Mr.
In the old times there was once a great company assembled at the castle, and festivity ran high.
Manson Mingott, in spite of her physical disabilities, had resolved on being present at the ceremony; and the idea was so much in keeping with her sporting character that bets ran high at the clubs as to her being able to walk up the nave and squeeze into a seat.
The talk in the neighborhood reflected the same feeling, and indignation against Martin ran high.
The play ran high, and the drink ran high; and I am very much afraid that I kept later hours than were becoming or proper.