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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HIGH-FLOWN

He is discoursing in a high-flown vein, which may be compared to the 'dithyrambics of the Phaedrus.'

He returned a high-flown phrase of thanks in a bitter, absent whisper.

Also, that whenever he killed a calf he made a high-flown speech over it.

For the next two days Carrie indulged in the most high-flown speculations.

These high-flown lectures and discussions have filled all their heads with nonsense.

Lady Lufton, with all her high-flown ideas, was not an imprudent woman.

None on airth, Miss Purcel—do let me have the high-flown satisfaction.

The papyri of this period are full of the high-flown titles and affected phraseology which was so beloved of Byzantine scribes.

All were full of notions as high-flown as the name of their company.

You will think all this high-flown language, Clarke, but it is hard to be literal.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HIGH-FLOWN

bombastic

adjectivepompous, grandiloquent
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