Lofty

Definition of Lofty

Loft´y
a.1.Lifted high up; having great height; towering; high.
See lofty Lebanon his head advance.
- Pope.
2.Fig.: Elevated in character, rank, dignity, spirit, bearing, language, etc.; exalted; noble; stately; characterized by pride; haughty.
The high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity.
- Is. lvii. 15.
Lofty and sour to them that loved him not
- Shak.
Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.
- Milton.

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