To have a long head

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To have a long head to have a farseeing or sagacious mind.
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Usage

In literature:

My dear girl, I have the honour to be a tolerably long-headed individual.
"New Grub Street" by George Gissing
You would have to travel many a long mile before you found a head of hair the like of that.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
If you hadn't the disposition of a saint, things would have come to a head long ago.
"Poor, Dear Margaret Kirby and Other Stories" by Kathleen Norris
I have black hair, which curls by nature, and thick and long enough to entitle me to lay claim to a fine head.
"Reflections" by Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
On the long promenade down Adderley Street to the pier-head you could have counted a dozen men in khaki to one in mufti.
"With Botha in the Field" by Eric Moore Ritchie
After long debate, this point was settled by having a large round table made, to which there could be no head and no foot.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
I have not been very long used to being the head of a house.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
But they make you sit still, and presently you go to Montreal or Quebec and are a nun, and wear a long, black gown, and have your head tied up.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
We may have to hustle out on a long hunt; and, Bill, keep your head steady and get back yourself right away.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
How long we should have been with a head-wind, it is impossible to say.
"Impressions of America" by Tyrone Power
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In poetry:

So have I seen a wildflower's fragrant head
Sung to and sung to by a longing bird;
And at the last, albeit the bird lay dead,
No blossom wilted, for it had not heard.
"Unrequited" by Madison Julius Cawein
Will it be some old Emeritus, who taught so long ago
The boys that heard him lecture have heads as white as snow?
Or a pious, painful preacher, holding forth from year to year
Till his colleague got a colleague whom the young folks flocked to hear?
"The Last Survivor" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

But, seriously, wouldn't you rather have something you can just toss in a napkin as you head out the door to face another long Tuesday.
A jailed Long Island con man plotted to have a hit man decapitate the judge and prosecutor who put him behind bars — and offered a bonus if the killer preserved their heads in formaldehyde as a.
BRIDGEPORT — The Bridgeport Indians have a long tradition of playing hard-nosed power football and the River View Raiders and head coach Mitchell Estep knew of that tradition before they embarked on a journey to take on the No.
There is a scenario, especially if the Raiders don't stick with what they have said is their long-range plan, where the Broncos are the only team to bring back its head coach in 2013.
A s the long process of crafting a CAO comes to a head, we might take stock of what we have been doing.
From the shrunken heads of the Amazon to the spun-sugar calavera candies of a Mexican November or the bleached bones of a Georgia O'Keeffe painting, skulls have long exerted a mystical pull on the human imagination.
The lack of runoffs in the general election means that an already long political year -- in which Texans have headed to the polls five times -- will finally come to a close after Nov 6.
While I don't envy the long bus rides ahead of the Michigan Tech squads as the men head to Hillsdale and the women to Ashland for the GLIAC semifinals, driving away from the massive snowfall here for a few days does have its appeal.
The NFL and US Army have teamed up on a long-term program to care for and prevent concussions and head trauma, as well as other health issues.
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