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adverb as in high up


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The long nights help temperatures near the ground cool significantly, but high pressure aloft often traps a warm layer just hundreds or thousands of feet off the ground.

Time will tell whether Tesla’s stock price can stay aloft or whether, somehow, this time is different.

From Fortune

On the morning of October 14, 1947, the X-1 was once again carried aloft by its B-29 mother ship.

The researchers attribute Phaethon’s dust production to the extreme heat, which breaks rocks on the asteroid’s surface and sends particles aloft.

Dried tilapia, the fish of choice for East Africa, held aloft in hope of a sale.

From Ozy

Ankara sent its warplanes aloft—at last—but not to bomb ISIS.

Just look at the captain that holds the trophy aloft at the end of the tournament.

There was a sense of standing together on the precipice, but holding each other aloft by sheer will, conjoined by rage.

Last year Turkey unveiled its own drone, known as the ANKA surveillance craft, capable of staying aloft for 24 hours.

When Clay held the world title aloft, Lipsyte saw in the gleam of the belt sports and '60s social upheaval and his own careerism.

The color-bearer went down, but the flag was seized by Randolph Hamilton, and held aloft.

Holding the violin aloft, he cried exultingly: Henceforth thou art mine, though death and oblivion lurk ever near thee!

The child, whose eyes were open, was held aloft in triumph, and he stared at Haggard with a wondering gaze.

Elbowing her way in she caught sight of her gown held aloft by Mr. Bills, and heard his voluble "Going, going, at fifty cents."

In front of him the great locomotive snorted up the climbing track, hurling clouds of sparks aloft.

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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to aloft, such as: above, over, overhead, and up.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.