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high place

noun
1.
(in ancient Semitic religions) a place of worship, usually a temple or altar on a hilltop.
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  • My wealth is noised abroad, and many covet it, some in high places, I think.

    Fair Margaret H. Rider Haggard
  • Reporters scrambled for high places, turned their kodaks on it all.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
  • Those who, like the chamois (and the plant I spoke of) live only in high places.

    The Princess Virginia C. N. Williamson
  • "Then the news is true," she cried, before we had descended from our high places.

    Dross

    Henry Seton Merriman
  • It pulls the fools from high places and awards only one crown—merit.

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
British Dictionary definitions for high places

high places

plural noun
1.
positions and offices of influence and importance: a scandal in high places

high place

noun
1.
(Old Testament) a place of idolatrous worship, esp a hilltop
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Contemporary definitions for high places
noun

positions of power and authority

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