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- (literally) Up in, or to, the sky; above.
- Synonym: aloft
- 1802, Robert Southey, The Inchcape Rock:
- So thick a haze o’erspreads the sky,
- They cannot see the sun on high:
- The wind hath blown a gale all day;
- At evening it hath died away.
- (Can we date this quote by Elizabeth Fleming and provide title, author's full name, and other details?), The Ploughman:
- His back would be so glossy, / His sides so smooth and brown, / I'd have to hold his collar / To keep from slipping down! / And jogging on the roadway, / The people passing by / Would turn to smile at Bonny / With me set up on high.
- (literary) In Heaven.
- (humorous) In authority, power, or influence.
- According to those on high there is no global warming.