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 Meanings and Examples of LOFTY
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lofty
 a.  high, tall, having great height; idealistic, implying over-optimism
Classic Sentence: (96 in 7 pages)
1  The Theatin looked fresh coloured, plump, and vigorous; his eyes were sparkling, his air assured, his look lofty, and his step bold.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In XXIV
2  The judge speaks in the name of justice; the priest speaks in the name of pity, which is nothing but a more lofty justice.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE BISHOP IN THE PRESENCE OF AN UNKNOWN LIGHT
3  He was a man of lofty stature, half peasant, half artisan.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE EVENING OF A DAY OF WALKING
4  Convicts were, at that period, sometimes employed in quarrying stone from the lofty hills which environ Toulon, and it was not rare for them to have miners' tools at their command.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X—THE MAN AROUSED
5  The mystical school of Joseph de Maistre, which at that epoch seasoned with lofty cosmogony those things which were called the ultra newspapers, would not have failed to declare that Javert was a symbol.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—VAGUE FLASHES ON THE HORIZON
6  Bonaparte fallen seemed more lofty than Napoleon erect.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVIII—A RECRUDESCENCE OF DIVINE RIGHT
7  Montfermeil is situated between Livry and Chelles, on the southern edge of that lofty table-land which separates the Ourcq from the Marne.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE WATER QUESTION AT MONTFERMEIL
8  The horses were harnessed, and the travellers, summoned by the coachman, were hastily climbing the lofty iron ladder of the vehicle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
9  The man was of lofty stature, clad in a long frock-coat, with a cudgel under his arm.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER V—A FIVE-FRANC PIECE FALLS ON THE GROUND AND PROD...
10  These lofty walls which he had seen around tigers, he now beheld once more around lambs.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
11  One day, a haughty cook, a cordon bleu, of the lofty race of porters, presented herself.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER V—BASQUE AND NICOLETTE
12  His eyes were deep, his lids a little red, his lower lip was thick and easily became disdainful, his brow was lofty.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
13  He was less lofty, but broader.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
14  These lofty deeds of rascality have no future.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
15  He accorded him a little lofty pity.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
Example Sentence:
1  Though Barbara Jordan's fellow students used to tease her about her lofty ambitions, she rose to hold one of the highest positions in the land.
2  I honor endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence.
3  Now let's apply these lofty standards to this early extravaganza of the season: Oblivion has got a pretty good look, a sterile beauty yet beauty nonetheless.
4  He stayed at the ISH, from whose lofty heights he could see across New York.