loftiest

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Guanahani was low; Cat Island is the loftiest of the Bahamas.

The speech was calm but filled with the loftiest sentiments.

It was to him only a grand invention of humanity in its loftiest development.

It rested on the loftiest cliffs of the island, and there they fixed their residence.

He chose the loftiest branch of the loftiest oak in the forest.

Of mankind he was barely conscious, in his loftiest and divinest flights.

In the lowest depths and loftiest heights of my own soul I sware, and He heard it.

Our poets have sung in loftiest strains of the devotion of woman.

The love of a friend is the loftiest sentiment of which man is capable.

Love must always be the mainspring of life and honour its loftiest ideal.

WORD ORIGIN

"exalted, of high rank," early 15c.; also "with a high purpose," from loft + -y (2). From early 14c. as a surname. Literal sense of "high" is attested from 1580s. Related: Loftily; loftiness.

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