Usage examples for lofty

  1. Since her husband's death he had avoided that house, before so familiar to him; and now he grew pale and breathed hard as he passed by the porter's lodge up the lofty stairs. – Lucretia, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. White men call it Red Rock Island, Knowing not the crimson color Is from blood, shed in the battle Fought upon the lofty summit Of a mountain that was swallowed When the mighty chasm opened, Leaving but its peak projecting Through the surface of the waters. – The Legends of San Francisco by George W. Caldwell
  3. But we cannot share this lofty view. – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  4. They were very lofty, and covered with trees. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  5. Nan, who was looking out to sea rather dreamily, intent on her usual vision, Dick, roused herself at this, and began to smile in a lofty way. – Not Like Other Girls by Rosa N. Carey
  6. Then he came back to a country- newspaper office where, ever after, he continued to fight the battles of right against wrong, till he died not long ago at his post of duty- a true, generous, and lofty soul. – A Boy's Town by W. D. Howells
  7. The reply was lofty, but the situation, as Gerald knew, was commonplace. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  8. It does not come rolling down the mountains, however lofty; it does not come sailing across the seas, however broad. – Bushido, the Soul of Japan by Inazo Nitobé
  9. He whom she had considered too lofty even for love,- more humble to her than those she had half- despised! – Zanoni by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  10. Nevertheless the earth is still the common property of all, and lofty Olympus. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  11. The lady, lofty as she appears to be, would be flattered if she only could know how much you study them. – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
  12. Herdegen had given me her letters to read, and how true and deep a love, how lofty and pure a soul spoke in those lines! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  13. I rush to report that lofty answer! – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  14. " Thank you," replied Miss Oliphant in a lofty tone. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  15. Its rooms were of extraordinary size and very lofty, their windows being wide and high and numerous. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  16. " Paolo's own nature is so lofty and so spiritual that one like her is intelligible to him. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  17. But Barbara slept; she did not hear the vine's soft calling, nor the lofty music of the forest. – A Little Book of Profitable Tales by Eugene Field
  18. It is a silent and unseen, but still a lofty, a lasting, and an impressive influence. – Oliver Goldsmith by E. S. Lang Buckland
  19. I put on a lofty air at first and would have none of her tale- bearing, thank you, listening at keyholes. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun