high places

high places

pl n
positions and offices of influence and importance: a scandal in high places.
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I'll make the hinds know they must share the high places of the synagogue with those whom the synagogue properly belongs to.
Military tactics are like unto water; for water in its natural course runs away from high places and hastens downwards.
He proclaimed the marriage in the high places of the city and rejoiced that dishonor had departed from his house.
These are gone; but the hall, the farmer's fireside, the hut, perhaps the palace, the counting-room, the workshop, the village, the city, life's high places and low ones, may all produce their poets, whom a common temperament pervades like an electric sympathy.
Thus it is always with those in the high places, ever temporising with their natural desires, ever masking their ordinariness under a show of disinterest.
This was no more than a whim, however, prompted by pride in such exclusiveness of diet only possible to one in such high place.
He was inflamed by the intellectual pretence and fraud of those who sat in the high places.
And to think of it, I dreamed in my innocence that the persons who sat in the high places, who lived in fine houses and had educations and bank accounts, were worth while!
Todd, no one else appeared willing to incur the imputation of pride, by taking a seat in what was, literally, the high place of the tabernacle.
Notwithstanding the position of the Huron, he passed the observant and silent Magua without notice, and leaning on his two venerable supporters proceeded to the high place of the multitude, where he seated himself in the center of his nation, with the dignity of a monarch and the air of a father.
Look where you will, in every high place there sits an Ass, settled beyond the reach of all the greatest intellects in this world to pull him down.
The eventual re-introduction, however, of these Fables of Aesop to their high place in the general literature of Christendom, is to be looked for in the West rather than in the East.

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