heighth (plural heighths)
- (obsolete outside US dialects, now proscribed) Alternative form of
1690, Nicholas Barbon, A Discourse of Trade:
- In the Infancy of the World, Governments began with little Families and Colonies of Men; so that, when ever any Government arrived to greater Heighth than the rest, either by the great Wisdom or Courage of the Government, they afterwards grew a pace...
1700, Colley Cibber, Richard III:
- 'Why then to me this restless World's but Hell,
- Till this mishapen trunks aspiring head
- 'Be circled in a glorious Diadem --
- But then 'tis fixt on such an heighth, O!...
- 1809, James Grey Jackson, An Account of the Empire of Marocco (London 1809, p. 169)
- The heighth of the celestial happiness is to see God (...).
1826, James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans:
- " […] That! that, is the print of a foot, but 'tis the dark hair's; and small it is, too, for one of such a noble heighth and grand appearance! […] "
1962, Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange (Fiction), Reprint edition, Heinemann, published 2008, page 2:
- The four of us were dressed in the heighth of fashion, ...