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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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The dispute ran high, and the dilemma lasted long; and just as the executive were on the point of overcoming Mr.
The talk in the neighborhood reflected the same feeling, and indignation against Martin ran high. No one would have anything to do with a socialist traitor.
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.
Discussion became heated, and party spirit ran high. Church members were gazing with emotion upon a hill which they said was the one St.
That red ran high up the hill of their refuge, damming back the little river, which had begun to spread into a brick-coloured lake.
Now some of the headmen said yea to this and some said nay, and the talk ran high and lasted till the evening.
The Celtic blood was up, and the Celtic faction spirit ran high. The air was filled with cries of cheer, advice, warning, and threat.