Origin of high-toned
Examples from the Web for high-toned
His message resonated with wealthy industrialists, high-toned educators, and even presidents.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He is a high-toned man, and the mission of Hughes is a humiliation to Dayton.Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862|Adam Gurowski
"A high-toned and a whole-souled man," said Gilead Beck, with enthusiasm.The Golden Butterfly|Walter Besant
This high-toned and lovely Madrigal is quite in the style, and worthy of, the "pure Simonides."The Golden Treasury|Various
It was an assertion of the great fundamental principles of our Government against arbitrary, high-toned courtly notions.
"Yes, but it ain't quite so high-toned," said the bride, who was inclined to cut a dash whenever the opportunity afforded.From Farm to Fortune|Horatio Alger Jr.