High-day

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • High-day a holiday or festival:
    • High-day (B.) broad daylight
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Quotations

  • Jean Jacques Rousseau
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    “How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?”
  • Ronald Reagan
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    “But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Anyone can live heroically and successfully for one day. The man who achieves a high purpose makes that day the pattern for all the days of his life.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héah; Goth. hauhs, Ice. hár, Ger. hoch.

Usage

In literature:

He could be seen there almost any day soaring high above the mountain-peak.
"Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls" by Howard J. Chidley
It is impossible to doubt, after reading his present volume, that he will some day give us work of high import.
"Reviews" by Oscar Wilde
One day, as they were wandering in these high woods that had never yet been felled or ordered, they came upon the hermitage of Ogrin.
"The Romance Of Tristan And Iseult" by M. Joseph Bédier
Then, according to one of the Acts to which his Highness had that day assented, the House adjourned itself for seven months, i.e.
"The Life of John Milton, Volume 5 (of 7), 1654-1660" by David Masson
The high sandbanks of the early part of the day soon dropped lower to afford us a wider view.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
One day, after that time, Eochaid the High King was looking out from his palace at Teamhair, and he saw a strange man coming across the plain.
"Gods and Fighting Men" by Lady I. A. Gregory
I was to tell where her highness and her nurse were to be at a certain hour of the day.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
The sea ran very high all this day and we had frequent showers of rain so that we were continually wet and suffered much cold in the night.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
On the full and change days it was high water in the Typa at 5^h 15^m, and in Macao harbour at 5^h 50^m.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
The sisterhood, abstemious nearly all the days of the year, feasted on certain high holidays.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
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In poetry:

The walls still stand to mourn and sigh
For mirth that once was there,
In other years when youth was high
And days and nights were fair.
"Connelbush" by Alexander Anderson
Through balmy morns of May;
Through fragrances of June and bright July,
And August, hot and still, it hung on high
And purpled day by day.
"November" by Susan Coolidge
In the black east a pallid ray
Rose high; and sweeping o'er the down
The slow increase of stormless day
Lit the wet roofs of Lambourn town.
"Lambourn Town" by John Freeman
Beat high to-day, O heart of mine,
And tell, O lips, what joys are thine;
For with your help shall I prolong
Old Bethlehem's sweetest cradle-song.
"Hymn" by Eugene Field
All day the leafless monarchs wave
Their hoary branches high in air,
And white-winged spirits guard the grave
Where late they laid the Autumn fair.
"Waiting Their Crowns" by Folger McKinsey
Farewell, dear bishop, till the day
When death shall roll the stone away,
And this poor soul released shall fly
To hail thee in the realms on high.
"Tribute To Rev. William Paul Quinn" by James Madison Bell

In news:

Perry Hall High School shooting photos: One injured on first day of school.
A 15-year-old sophomore at a suburban Baltimore high school who made references to murder-suicide on Facebook has been charged as an adult in the shooting of a classmate on the first day of school, authorities said Tuesday.
Today has turned out to be a beautiful day in Magnolia – the sun is shining, the high is expected to reach 71, and tonight is New Year's Eve.
The two-day event (November 12-13) consisted of high-level meetings to discuss critical financial and political issues affecting the aviation business community.
BTSS will feature music from a live DJ as you watch some high-energy fashion shows throughout the day.
You report that insurance companies are withdrawing coverage from areas at risk from hurricanes and other weather disasters because of high payouts (Business Day, May 4).
OGDEN — Friday was almost like any other day in Erica Lyon's film-making class at Ben Lomond High School.
This weekend, we highly recommend picking up this book for the long Memorial Day weekend.
The Sea Grille at Gurney 's Inn is high on a Montauk bluff, and on a clear day you can see all the way to Portugal.
S&P 500 on verge of 5-year high day ahead of jobs data.
My Mother-in-Law's One High Day .
OU's Brennan Clay has career- high day rushing in starting role.
The five medalists pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's high jump on day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Images from the Men's High Jump Final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
For several weeks, corn prices have lagged while soybeans have seemed to make new highs every day.
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In science:

Higgs boson certainly constitutes one of the main tasks of present-day experiments in high-energy physics.
Precision Physics at LEP
Structure formation happens later in ACDM. I have expressed doubts that late assembly could produce the high density contrasts of normal present-day L∗ galaxies, but the numerical simulations White describes seem not to find this a problem.
Issues for the Next Generation of Galaxy Surveys
Large 56Ni mass requires a very massive star and an explosion energy large enough to accelerate this ejected mass to the high velocities and make the light curve peak in only 17 days, which is several times of a typical SN Type Ib.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
Jets cause the evolution from high-energy to low-energy emission features The radio data from GRB 970508 demand a scenario where shock induced plasma emission takes place, which is similar to intra-day variable QSO(cid:146)s.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
Due to the high charge asymmetry between poly- and microions, a full simulation of the PM requires the inclusion of many counter- and salt ions and is not feasible on present-day computers.
Effective interactions between electric double-layers
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