• WordNet 3.6
    • n hauteur overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hauteur hō`tẽr" Haughty manner or spirit; haughtiness; pride; arrogance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hauteur Haughty feeling or bearing; arrogant manner or spirit.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hauteur hō-tār′ haughtiness: arrogance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. haut, high. See Haughty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Tessibel's peremptory leaving and the hauteur in her face were so foreign to her that Ezra Longman did not dare follow.
"Tess of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
That hauteur of hers is very effective.
"The Quality of Mercy" by W. D. Howells
He regards man as an inferior, with an attitude of disdain and silent hauteur.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
She obeyed him with meek hauteur.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Many tales are told of his arrogant self-assertion and hauteur.
"The Winning of Popular Government" by Archibald Macmechan
Tara eyed the man with hauteur, as one whose acquaintance she had not made.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
She demanded rather than asked to see my mistress, with a hauteur born of the arctic snow.
"Mrs. Raffles" by John Kendrick Bangs
Her blazing anger had given way to a chilly hauteur that showed that, although beaten, she had not hauled down the flag.
"The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories" by Charles Weathers Bump
She was much derided for her self-esteem by people who knew her slightly, and was also accused of hauteur and arrogance.
"Home Life of Great Authors" by Hattie Tyng Griswold
She met Morrison's indignant look with the hauteur of an offended goddess.
"Blue Goose" by Frank Lewis Nason
Time, the leveler, seemed to have no more effect upon the princely pile than to increase its hauteur with each passing year.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Hence his Jove-like hauteur.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
Gilcrest received his caller with extreme hauteur.
"Crestlands" by Mary Addams Bayne
Darles raised his head, and proudly looked the old man in the eyes, with the hauteur of one still innocent.
"Their Son; The Necklace" by Eduardo Zamacois
With all the hauteur she could summon to her aid, she swept him with her scorn.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
With what hauteur the latter expresses herself concerning "the self-seeking crowds who throng about those who hold great places"!
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
Suzanne snatched away her hand, and the glance she gave her husband was one of venomous hauteur.
"The Medici Boots" by Pearl Norton Swet
He admired her hauteur, the proud cold loveliness.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
Her voice was steely in its hauteur.
"Lady Cassandra" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
And look at the hauteur of her bearing to old Blucher!
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever

In poetry:

Now mark how, by Draconic rule
And HAUTEUR ill-advised,
The noblest crew upon the Blue
May be demoralized.
"The Martinet" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The niveous hauteur of that face
Bespoke the brumal inner man;
And, in its chill hyemal grace,
His pose was quite Siberian.
"The Impervious Iceberg" by C J Dennis
Dissemble your pain, and lengthen your chain,
And seem her hauteur to regret;
If again you shall sigh, she no more will deny,
That yours is the rosy coquette.
"Reply To Some Verses Of J.M.B. Pigot, Esq. On The Cruelty Of His Mistress" by Lord George Gordon Byron
The gurgling Italian lady on the other side of the
Replies with a certain hauteur,
But I await with patience,
To see how Celestine will re-enter her slippers.
She re-enters them with a groan.
"Black Slippers: Bellotti" by Ezra Pound
This is the land!
It lies outstretched a vision of delight,
Bent like a shield between the silver seas
It flashes back the hauteur of the sun;
Yet teems with humblest beauties, still a part
Of its Titanic and ebullient heart.
"Fragment Of An Ode To Canada" by Duncan Campbell Scott

In news:

The unfunny analogue to Dr Strangelove, which it had the misfortune to follow, Sidney Lumet's thriller is stylish and gloomy—accidental nuclear warfare treated with Antonioni-esque hauteur.
The mood is akin to a wine bar (minus the hauteur) at this brew enthusiast's dream.

In science:

Rivera-Letelier Equidistribution des points de petite hauteur, math.
Canonical heights for random iterations in certain varieties
Manin – Sur le nombre des points rationnels de hauteur born´e des vari´et´es alg´ebriques , Math.
Rational points on compactifications of semi-simple algebraic groups
Philippon, Sur des hauteurs alternatives, I, Math.
Quantitative Riemann existence theorem over a number field
Valuations, intersections et fonctions de Belyi: quelques remarques sur la construction des hauteurs.
On the Belyi degree(s) of a curve defined over a number field
Philippon, Sur des hauteurs alternatives I, Math.
The height of the mixed sparse resultant
Silverman, Minoration de la hauteur de N´eron-Tate sur les vari´et´es ab´eliennes de type C.
Lehmer Inequality and the Mordell-Weil Theorem for Drinfeld modules
Nombre de points de hauteur born´ee sur les surfaces de del Pezzo de degr´e 5.
On a constant arising in Manin's conjecture for Del Pezzo surfaces
Hauteurs et mesures de Tamagawa sur les vari´et´es de Fano.
On a constant arising in Manin's conjecture for Del Pezzo surfaces
Ullmo, Hauteurs de Faltings de quotients de J0(N ), discriminants d’alg`ebres de Hecke et congruences entre formes modulaires, Amer. J.
An arithmetic Riemann-Roch theorem for pointed stable curves
Moret-Bail ly : Hauteurs et classes de Chern sur les surfaces arithm´etiques.
On the arithmetic self-intersection numbers of the dualizing sheaf for Fermat curves of prime exponent
Ul lmo : Points de petite hauteur sur les courbes modulaires X0 (N ).
On the arithmetic self-intersection numbers of the dualizing sheaf for Fermat curves of prime exponent
Manin, Sur le nombre des points rationnels de hauteur born´ee des vari´et´es alg´ebriques.
Manin's conjecture for a singular quartic del Pezzo surface
Peyre, Hauteurs et measures de Tamagawa sur les vari´eti´es de Fano.
Manin's conjecture for a singular quartic del Pezzo surface
Rivera-Letelier. ´Equidistribution quantitative des points de petite hauteur sur la droite pro jective.
Equidistribution and the heights of totally real and totally p-adic numbers