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  • prep.higher in position
  • prep.more, higher in amount, degree
  • prep.superior to

synonyms for above

  • raised
  • high
  • over
  • overhead
  • superior
  • aloft
  • atop
  • beyond
  • on high
  • on top of
  • upon
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antonyms for above

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  • below
  • deficient
  • fewer
  • inferior
  • less
  • under
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How to use above in a sentence

It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
He didn't need to wait—as the birds did—until an angleworm stuck his head above ground.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
It is then we make him our friend, which sets us above the envy and contempt of wicked men.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
We had now approached closely to the foot of the mountain-ranges, and their lofty summits were high above us in mid-air.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
When the whole hunt is hunting up, each single change is made between the whole hunt, and the next bell above it.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
To place wit above sense is to place superfluity above utility.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Children, and the building of a city shall establish a name, but a blameless wife shall be counted above them both.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
A volley did sound, and instantly; but it came from the rocks above, and three of the villains fell.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
If he continue, he shall leave a name above a thousand: and if he rest, it shall be to his advantage.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO ABOVE

  • above
  • over
  • overhead
  • up
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