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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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A source said: "Feelings are still running high at Pompey over the way Harry left and took former players with him, so the best option is to go with security and eradicate any chance of Harry being under pressure and intimidation.
TENSIONS were running high last night on Tyneside as young people reacted to the death of a 16-year-old girl who was knocked over by a police car.
A long time ago: When the Angels were originally scheduled to play the White Sox on May 11 before the game was rained out in Chicago, Kelvim Escobar was scheduled to start and at the time, his emotions were running high.
With user interest running high, Barrett Builders is working to find additional land or property to be renovated for those companies that have already recognized the cost-efficiency of the metropolitan market.
Even when the tension started running high and some of my other black friends became combative, Daryl and I never denounced one another; we never left one another's side.
The Mighty Mississippi has been running high this year.