- (in ancient Semitic religions) a place of worship, usually a temple or altar on a hilltop.
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Examples from the Web for high place
High-Place Hall could boast of its conveniences undoubtedly.The Mayor of Casterbridge
It corresponded with the "high-place" of Canaan, where man imagined himself nearest to the gods of heaven.Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations
And still the crowd in the High-place danced and shouted and sang.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 14 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
In fifteen days I completed it, and made it the high-place of my kingdom.
In all my dominions I did not build a high-place of power; the precious treasures of my kingdom I did not lay up.
- Old Testament a place of idolatrous worship, esp a hilltop
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