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high ground

n.
A position of superiority over others, especially competitors or opponents: used negotiations as a way to gain the psychological and intellectual high ground.
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Noun1.high ground - a position of superiority over opponents or competitors
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

high ground

noun advantage, lead, edge, dominance, superiority, upper hand, ascendancy, pre-eminence, moral high ground The President must seek to regain the high ground in the political debate.
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In fact, we see the whole of it except that furthest part, which is covered by the Welsh Marches and those parts which are hidden from where we stand by the high ground of the immediate west.
Suddenly on the road at the top of the high ground, artillery and troops in blue uniform were seen.
High ground, my dear fellow," said Valentin, laughing; "there is no high ground for him to take.
All armies prefer high ground to low and sunny places to dark.
Marvellous weather and the view's marvellous--views westward to the high ground.
Thus delegated on her mission, as it were by Church and State, Mrs General, who had always occupied high ground, felt in a condition to keep it, and began by putting herself up at a very high figure.
The fog was rapidly dispersing; already the moon shone quite clear on the high ground on either side; and it was only in the exact bottom of the dell and round the tavern door that a thin veil still hung unbroken to conceal the first steps of our escape.
Winter's regiment was ranged on some high ground above the camp.
From the high ground on which it stood a series of terraces bordered by balustrades and urns descended in the steel-engraving style to a small irregular lake with an asphalt edge overhung by rare weeping conifers.
But on that high ground, and in the crescent, which the wind swept round and round as if it were going to tear the paving stones up, its fury was tremendous.
On high ground, the reflection from the chalk-hills was blinding.
The high ground rising abruptly behind the red roofs of the little town crowds the quaint High Street against the wall which defends it from the sea.