adjective, loft·i·er, loft·i·est.
Examples from the Web for lofty
Be reliable supports of the Songun revolution possessed of a lofty spirit and rich knowledge!
Powell ranks with Patrick Smith in the hierarchy of Florida historical novelists and that is lofty territory, indeed.Book Bag: Overlooked Classic Books From the Sunshine State|Randy Wayne White|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a tradition in this country stretching back to Thomas Jefferson of lofty ideals for our colleges and universities.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As always, its leaders paid lip service to lofty ideals to obscure the ugly base alloys.A Brief History of Wingnuts in America; From George Washington to Woodstock|John Avlon|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Travel with lofty purpose really began when it was accessible only to a small and privileged class with unlimited time to travel.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The rooms are lofty, and all on one floor, because the Burmese do not like to live in rooms with people above.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah|William G. Burn Murdoch
I cannot tell you exactly what she felt when she saw Nino from her lofty window, but she was certainly glad with her whole heart.A Roman Singer|F. Marion Crawford
Julian, irritated by the whole circumstances of his detention, answered the Justice's interrogation in rather a lofty tone.Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott
Its lofty morality would not alone have sufficed to insure its success.The Unseen World and Other Essays|John Fiske
I stood upon the lofty summit of Mount Sneffels' southern peak.A Journey to the Centre of the Earth|Jules Verne