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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Some highly competent authorities are convinced that the setter is directly derived from the spaniel, and has probably been slowly altered from it.
But probably the most important point of all, is, that the animal or plant should be so highly useful to man, or so much valued by him, that the closest attention should be paid to even the slightest deviation in the qualities or structure of each individual.
Rossetti, like Dante, has much of spiritual mysticism, and his interest centers in the inner rather than the outer life; but his method, that of a painter and a southern Italian, is always highly sensuous.
Morris' shorter poems are strikingly dramatic and picturesque, and his longer narrations are remarkably facile and often highly pleasing.
According to the plan, 1761 Majalis will take place in entire Larkana division out of which 144 have been declared highly sensitive, 472 sensitive and 1145 as normal.
The race is expected to be highly competitive today.
Other big winners and Highly Commended awardees include green developer ArthaLand Corporation (5 wins), Ayala-owned Alveo Land (4 wins), and Grand Land (2 wins).
The full list of 2018 award winners and highly commended is as follows:
The winners and highly commended entries of Construction Week Awards 2018 were named during a gala ceremony held at Dubai's JW Marriott Marquis hotel on 4 December.
Specsavers was also highly commended in the outstanding team category.
RAWALPINDI -- The administration on the directive of Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Dr Hassan Askari has finalized tight security arrangements for A, B and C category polling stations (PSs) in Rawalpindi Division as 606 polling stations (PSs) set up for general elections 2018 have been declared highly sensitive and 1036 sensitive in Rawalpindi Division including Attock, Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Jhelum and Islamabad.
KARACHI -- Sindh police declared 1,181 polling stations highly sensitive, deployed 32,849 cops across the city to avert any untoward situation on the election day scheduled on July 25th.

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