Origin of high-sounding
Examples from the Web for high-sounding
He gave himself a high-sounding title: Photo Coordinator for the Western Front.From Robert Capa’s Editor, Unearthed Scenes of Normandy, Summer 1944|Christopher Dickey|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It certainly seems to have the high-sounding tome of a presidential pronouncement.
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In his reply he did not fail to introduce the high-sounding words "liberty and equality."Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete|Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
It is a cruel thing that people should be deluded out of their savings by high-sounding names.
Gradually the explanations became less vague and high-sounding.Eskimo Life|Fridtjof Nansen
All the high-sounding arguments for a moral world and all the laws on the books implementing those arguments are just eyewash.The House from Nowhere|Arthur G. Stangland
Nothing pleases an ignorant person so much as a high-sounding term, full of fury.The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten