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Definition of Height

  • The condition of being high; elevated position.
  • The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of an animal, especially of a man; stature.
  • That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.
  • Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preëminence or distinction in society; prominence.
  • Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
  • Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest.
  • (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
  • elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
  • the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
  • the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

How to use height in a sentence. Height pronunciation.

Fanaticism had caught a note of savage music that tuned it to its height.
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It fell on Harrik's ear as though from some far height.
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He never took longer and swifter steps than when his mind was occupied with such meditations, and when he reached Stephanus' cave he thought the way from the oasis to the heights had been shorter than usual.
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She is not proud, high-spirited, and haughty; she does not constantly "draw herself up to her full height," a species of gymnastics in great favour with most fiction-heroines.
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The literature of passivity reached its height with the (sic) Chekhov.
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When the Emperor was on the march to Vienna, the inhabitants of Augsburg, who had been guilty of some acts of cruelty towards the Bavarians, trembled lest his Majesty should take a terrible revenge on them; and this terror was at its height when it was learned that a part of the French army was to pass through the town.
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And in truth Napoleon had a right to believe in his good fortune, which had reached its height on the day when an archduchess of Austria made him the father of a king, who had begun as a cadet in a Corsican family.
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For instance, at Clermont-Ferrand an immense fire had been lighted at ten o'clock in the evening on the summit of the Puy-de-Dome, at a height of more than five thousand feet; and several departments could enjoy during the whole night this grand and singular sight.
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At nine o'clock, the balloon being filled, she entered the basket, and was carried to the end of the basin of the swans, in front of the chateau; and until the moment of departure she remained in this position, above the height of the tallest trees, and thus for more than half an hour could be seen by all the spectators present at the fete.
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Having arrived at a certain height, she set off an immense star constructed around the basket, the center of which she thus occupied; and this star for seven or eight moments threw from its points and angles numerous other small stars, producing a most extraordinary effect.
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It was the first time a woman had been seen to rise boldly into the air surrounded by fireworks, and she appeared as if sailing in a chariot of fire at an immense height.
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Its full-grown height is only three inches- positively!
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His figure was rectangular, waistless, neckless, ankleless, of middle height, looking shortish because, though he was not particularly stout, there was nothing slender about him.
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When she sees how they are employed, she rises angrily to her full height, and listens jealously.
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The French Revolution was ended; its giddiest height attained.
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The seignorial pile of the Chateau Campvallon soon appeared to him on a height, of which the sides were covered with magnificent woods, sloping down nearly to the plain, there spreading out widely.
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At the instrument was seated a grave young girl of about twelve years; immediately behind her stood an old man, remarkable for his great height, his head bald, with a crown of white hair, and his bushy black eyebrows.
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Camors professed for him and for his solemn airs an utter contempt, which he did not always take the trouble to conceal; and Vautrot trembled when some burning sarcasm fell from such a height on the old wound of his vanity-that wound which was ever sore within him.
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This chamber, by a particular arrangement of the house, was elevated at the side of the court by the height of an entresol, but was level with the garden.
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One member of the detachment carried this letter to Tampa Heights, and so sharp was the work of getting away that this man had to board a moving train as it was pulling out to keep from getting left; but Priv.
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Examples of Height

Example #1
A stroke of the vast paw, a smothered roar as the teeth gave into the neck of the beautiful Fatima, and then-no more.
Example #2
When his chief eunuch accused her of a guilty love, he had given her paramour and herself to that awful death.
Example #3
Destiny, the controller-who could escape it?
Example #4
It was dispassionate, judicial; it had neither hatred nor pity.
Example #5
He found the sick man in great anxiety, for he had waited until now for his son in vain, and feared that Hermas had met with some accident-or had abandoned him, and fled out into the world.
Example #6
He looked up, proud and rejoicing as he thought thus, and painted to himself the joys of Paradise, to which this day he had earned an assured claim.