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


Why should he not occasionally awe her with his high sounding words?

The last phrase, high sounding and threatening, had its desired effect.

Then to hide the defects, they whitewashed their walls, they glazed it over with nice and high sounding phrases.

I grant that the 'call of our country,' the 'voice of fame,' and the 'Honorable' and 'Right-Honorable,' are high sounding words.

Why call this shameful Filth by high sounding phrases—as if it were a tragedy from Euripides?

A lady who attached a high sounding title to her name sent her secretary to solicit aid.

He could have given all of the high sounding, aesthetic reasons, but instead his answer was indirect, given with a modest smile.

My poney had the high sounding name of the Knight of the Gap.

In the four years of its existence, the paper was faithful to this grand and high sounding promise.

It bore, however, the high sounding title of: "The King's Highway."