Origin of high-water mark
Words nearby high-water mark
How to use high-water mark in a sentence
Jane Doe is one massive boundary-pushing explosion of riffs and emotion that set a new high-water mark for heavy music.Cry Your Heart Out: The 11 Best Breakup Albums Ever Made|Peter Allen Clark|September 17, 2021|Time
So if debut episodes are likely to be the high-water marks for viewership, then doling out those debuts would be a way to ration GRPs.Future of TV Briefing: The free, ad-supported streaming TV market has come of age|Tim Peterson|July 21, 2021|Digiday
Maybe the high-water mark for optimism came in 2014-15, when Paul Pierce joined Beal and John Wall for an enthralling playoff run.These Wizards are many things as they enter the playoffs. Afraid is not one of them.|Barry Svrluga|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
It turns out that 2020 represents the high-water mark for share of play-action on passing plays across the league.
Within Campbell’s scheme on defense, Iowa State is compressing the pocket and bothering opposing quarterbacks, setting all-time team high-water marks in sack and pressure rate.The Secret To Iowa State’s Improbable Season? Balance.|Josh Planos|December 15, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Fluoride first entered an American water supply through a rather inelegant technocratic scheme.
When cities started adding chlorine to their water supplies, in the early 1900s, it set off public outcry.
Before anti-vaxxers, there were anti-fluoriders: a group who spread fear about the anti-tooth decay agent added to drinking water.
Placed in drinking water, fluoride can serve people who otherwise have poor access to dental care.
In secret, before the referendum, the council went ahead and fluoridated the water anyway.
Honour the physician for the need thou hast of him: for the most High hath created him.
The most High hath created medicines out of the earth, and a wise man will not abhor them.
Urbanity ushers in water that needs no apology, and gives a zest to the worst vintage.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
The Majesty on high has a colony and a people on earth, which otherwise is under the supremacy of the Evil One.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
British Dictionary definitions for high-water mark
- the level reached by sea water at high tide or by other stretches of water in flood
- the mark indicating this level
Other Idioms and Phrases with high-water mark
The peak of something, especially an achievement. For example, This composition is the high-water mark of his entire output. This expression alludes to the highest mark left on shore by the tide. [Mid-1800s]