• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a High-reaching Reaching high or upward; hence, ambitious; aspiring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • high-reaching Reaching to a great height.
    • high-reaching Ambitious; aspiring.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • High-reaching reaching upwards: ambitious
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  • Niccolo Machiavelli
    “Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “No one reaches a high position without daring.”
  • Anzia Yezierska
    Anzia Yezierska
    “A man is free to go up as high as he can reach up to; but I, with all my style and pep, can't get a man my equal because a girl is always judged by her mother.”
  • Albert Einstein
    “It is a very high goal which, with our weak powers, we can reach only very inadequately, but which gives a sure foundation to our aspirations and valuations.”
  • George S. Patton
    “You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.”
  • Dorothea Brande
    Dorothea Brande
    “So long as new ideas are created, sales will continue to reach new highs.”


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


In literature:

Holding the light high, I passed on into the cellar, and, keeping to the right, paced slowly up, until I reached the further end.
"The House on the Borderland" by William Hope Hodgson
My name is high, my lineage long, yet none of all my line Have reached the pitch of glory which men allow is mine.
"Moorish Literature" by Anonymous
The Castle is reached from the High Street near St Michael's church by the Castlegate.
"England of My Heart--Spring" by Edward Hutton
We were too high to be reached, but we had to turn our attention to the two aeroplanes which were rushing toward us.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
Up flamed the candles, clear high flames when she was gone, and the fire crackled again, and took on new life, reaching higher and higher.
"The Little House in the Fairy Wood" by Ethel Cook Eliot
Painting, being strictly a decoration, did not reach a high degree of art, like sculpture, until architecture was perfected.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume I" by John Lord
He was tugging away at a high stack of rolls of undressed leather, which reached to the ceiling in one corner.
"Mercy Philbrick's Choice" by Helen Hunt Jackson
However, the ladder appeared to be perfectly secure, and as Joe went up, finally reaching the high platform, he felt a sense of exhilaration.
"Joe Strong The Boy Fire-Eater" by Vance Barnum
Have reached a high and profitable state of development.
"Oregon, Washington and Alaska; Sights and Scenes for the Tourist." by E. L. Lomax
Both the parties reached the consul's the same day, highly pleased with their respective jaunts.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
During the early afternoon this wind reaches a high velocity and swirls the sand along in clouds.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
By the time he reached the High Street, the shops of which were all closed for the night, he was earning five hundred a year and spending a thousand.
"At Sunwich Port, Complete" by W.W. Jacobs
And then that terrible mute dining-room, with the high, unscalable mantelpieces that no midget could ever reach!
"Buried Alive: A Tale of These Days" by Arnold Bennett
The bank at the spot where he reached it was a sheer precipice of between thirty and forty feet high.
"The Dog Crusoe and His Master" by Robert Michael Ballantyne
Here she had reached a high note of beauty which rang crystalline as a silver rod striking upon ice.
"The Port of Adventure" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
The stalks were so high that it really required a tall man to reach up and pull off the ears.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Jack reached the branch that held the big nest high over the deep water, but went with increasing caution.
"Monarch, The Big Bear of Tallac" by Ernest Thompson Seton
You cannot reach high enough to make a window.
"Rollo at Play" by Jacob Abbott
We reached the top of a high hill overlooking the Potomac a mile away.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
No cadet was permitted to graduate unless he had reached a high standard of proficiency.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson

In poetry:

"All the while the totem sang,
Lightning blazed and thunder rang;
And a black cloud, reaching high,
Pulled the white moon from the sky.
"The Truce of Piscataqua" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And when we reached the top so high,
The top so high, the top so high,
And this is truth I tell.
And when we reached the top so high
Says I, `I'll kiss you, if I die!'
"Cairnsmill Den" by Robert Fuller Murray
The angels of your thoughts are climbing still
The shining ladder of his fame,
And have not reached the top, nor ever will,
While this low life pronounces his high name.
"The Thoughts Of Lincoln" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
At length, like a lily new-wash'd in the dew,
She reach'd the drear prison's high gate,
And feebly she knock'd, while her fears stronger grew,
For her Edmund's unfortunate fate.
"Edmund And Anna" by Charlotte Dacre
Then, like a giant roused, it onward came,
With red arm reaching to the trees on high;
Till the whole landscape in one sheet of flame,
Glowed like a furnace 'neath a brazen sky.
"A New Year's Address, 1870." by Nora Pembroke
The sky is high, the clouds are pale,
We watch the wild geese vanish southward.
If we fail to reach the Great Wall we are not men,
We who have already measured twenty thousand li.
"Mount Liupan" by Mao Zedong

In news:

As a hard-driving star point guard on her high school basketball team, United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice wasn't afraid to use sharp elbows to reach her goal.
Burglaries cool down after reaching a high in August.
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Adam LaRoche reaches 100 RBI, sets career-high in home runs, takes curtain call .
Earlier this year, some people predicted gas prices could reach as high as $5.
New Zealand Dollar up Late on Improved Sentiment, Reached Intraday 9-Month High.
Army suicides more than doubled in July to reach record high.
Highs today will only reach the mid 60s.
The jackpot for Wednesday night's Powerball drawing is expected to reach as high as $500 million dollars.
The number of people in Connecticut infected with the West Nile virus has reached an all-time high.
The value of the University of Georgia Foundation's endowment reached an all-time high last month.
When that results in labor market gains, equities could reach new highs, Mr Hartnett added.
Iowa Farmland Values Reach Historic Highs.
Lutheran's Thomas Kopelman (5) reaches to block a pass by teammate Joe Kellen (5) Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012, during basketball practice at Lutheran High School in Rockford.
Consumer confidence in the United States reached a 7-month high, according to new data.

In science:

The maximally random state is also reached in the high temperature limit. P.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
During the burst, the temperature at the base reaches ∼> 109 K, high enough that radiation pressure is important (Joss 1977).
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Fig. 6 as a plateau that reaches high values of C .
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
For lower magnetic fields it is more difficult to reach pA (see eq.2), so there should be low values of the magnetic field for which only in high density environment of GC it is possible for a NS to become an Accretor.
Evolution of isolated neutron stars in globular clusters: number of Accretors
It can be observed that the self-overlap grows quickly reaching the stationary value a∗ = 1 for high values of the bias.
Self-Organized Critical Random Boolean Networks
Figure 3: Time to reach the top, versus L, for squares, flat, and high rectangles.
Scaling in a simple model for surface growth in a random medium
The CIM does not show such a structure, instead it shows an unusual high concentration of cations in very short distances and beyond r ≈ 3 the bulk density is already reached.
Simple Lattice-Models of Ion Conduction: Counter Ion Model vs. Random Energy Model
However, an order of magnitude increase in the distance would be needed to reach Q(r) ≈ 0.5, which seems highly unlikely.
On the Spiral Structure of NGC 2915 and Dark Matter
In other words, in the high temperature regime, starting from the uniform law, the dynamics reaches equilibrium much faster than starting from one of the configurations of minimal energy.
Convergence to equilibrium for finite Markov processes, with application to the Random Energy Model
Given the conclusions that we just reached, however, we now understand that a will be equal to zero only at very high velocities.
Electrodynamics and the Mass-Energy Equivalence Principle
This causes the optical depth to z ≃ 1000 to be high even if the ionization fraction never reaches high values.
Decaying particles and the reionization history of the Universe
Although the field level was not as high as in the first test, the design goal of 8 MV/m was nevertheless reached with a Q in excess of 1010 .
Status Report on Multi-Cell Superconducting Cavity Development for Medium-Velocity Beams
Thus the transfer will no longer be arbitrarily perfect, but can still reach a very high fidelity.
Conclusive and arbitrarily perfect quantum state transfer using parallel spin chain channels
But in Fig. 4 of our paper, many type E stars can reach high luminosity while their mass loss rates are always smaller than that of the type A stars with the same luminosity.
On the difference between type E and A OH/IR stars
And there are also some stars in their paper reach a high luminosity near to 105L⊙ .
On the difference between type E and A OH/IR stars