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Variant of rarefied.
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Adj.1.rarified - having low density; "rare gasses"; "lightheaded from the rarefied mountain air"
thin - relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil"
2.rarified - of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
noble - having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character; "a noble spirit"; "noble deeds"
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In any case you will do well to take every precaution, for the air will be terribly rarified.
In their first season it has taken a while for Caldy to fully come to grips with the gamemanagement needed at this rarified level but at Cambridge they showed the nous to do a number on their opponents.
Nowadays though, the best pubs are disappearing at a rapid rate, leaving only large drinking supermarkets or rarified and expensive gastropubs.
These clubs, and 33 others, are part of the Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance--an organization that seeks to provide a home for the few individuals at the intersection of these two rarified subgroups.
Newcastle are going from the rarified air at top of the mountain to the chill at the bottom in a matter of days.
The aircrew faced challenges flying at the stratosphere that has rarified air, which reduces engine capacity and makes it harder to control the aircraft.
In the exquisite and rarified plates that modern fine dining turns out, cultures and influences can sit elbow-to-elbow more easily.
From the depths of the ocean to the rarified air of the stratosphere, Lockheed Martin s unmanned systems help our military, civil and commercial customers accomplish their most difficult challenges.
The card offers an array of bespoke privileges and rarified experiences in the UAE and across the globe, the bank said in a statement, adding that Solitaire cardholders get to enjoy a customized Rewards programme, Salm Carats, that offers significant value across local and international spend.
LARGER than life Sir Nigel Goldman - he boasts to friends of paying for the title - mixed in rarified circles from an early age, being educated at Carmel College, Oxfordshire, dubbed "the Jewish Eton".
The rarified atmosphere of the MoMA makes an unusual place to satisfy nostalgia for these video relics, but visitors can do just that -- the museum has provided controllers, although there are headphones to keep the noise down.