loftiness

[ lawf-tee, lof- ]SEE DEFINITION OF loftiness
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What manner of man was he to train a youth to loftiness and honour?

He had the aspect of a Fleming, but the loftiness of a Spaniard.

Even when the collection was taken up they maintained their loftiness of poise.

Without poetry, there is no loftiness in friendship, no devotedness in love.

Behind and above there was no loftiness of ideality or of veneration.

His integrity was republican—his loftiness of spirit was patrician.

They were all very much surprised at the loftiness of some of the chimneys.

The loftiness of Israel's privilege involved the utterness of her ruin.

The word “will” points to the loftiness of the aspiration and to the earnestness of the effort.

Couple with this incessancy of action the loftiness and ardour of his aspirations.

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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