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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HEIGHT

In front of Judge Gould's office the combat was at its height.

There is no height to which you may not fairly rise in this country.

From the height of this place and the summit of this century, let us go forth.

Which of you by being over-anxious can add a single foot to his height?

Height above the sea, of the Pass, 1458 feet;—of this camp, 1256 feet.

From the height of pride and confidence he falls to utter hopelessness.

Even at Christmas, 1597, Shakespeare's passion has reached the height of a sex-duel.

But in the height of summer the heat is torrid on the Roof of France.

The little thing measured her height by touching her forehead.

His height was five feet ten, and his figure was well proportioned.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hiehþu, Anglian hehþo "highest part or point, summit; the heavens, heaven," from root of heah "high" (see high) + -itha, Germanic abstract noun suffix. Cf. Old Norse hæð, Middle Dutch hoochte, Old High German hohida, Gothic hauhiþa "height." Meaning "distance from bottom to top" is from late 13c. Meaning "excellence, high degree of a quality" is late 14c. The modern pronunciation with -t emerged 13c., but wasn't established till 19c., and heighth is still colloquial.

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