high relief


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n high relief a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • High relief (Fine Arts) See Alto-rilievo.
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  • Katherine Mansfield
    “I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.”


In literature:

And now at last Kennedy gave way to his emotion, and his highly-wrought feelings found relief in a burst of passionate tears.
"Julian Home" by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
It is carved in high relief, with great skill and insight.
"American Men of Mind" by Burton E. Stevenson
Opposite the cathedral we saw a beautiful cross, carved in high relief.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
The most beautiful face of all was done in what is called high relief, in the center of the lid.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Does it not stand out in relief, a pure, high attribute of genius?
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
Your fish is now in high relief on a flat background, but, though having correct form, it still lacks colour.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
But the relief was only temporary, and Parliament soon returned to its high-handed measures of repression.
"Benjamin Franklin" by Paul Elmer More
I thought that perhaps I might get back those intimations of outlook and relief if I clambered alone into some high solitude and thought.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
Five great medallions from the same building show busts in very high relief of Jupiter, Mercury, Vulcan, Venus, and Minerva.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
In a recess at the back is a head of Christ, and an angel's head appears on either side in high relief.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury

In poetry:

This, of true penitents the chief,
To the lost spirit brings relief,
Lifting on high th' adored Name:-
"Sinners to save, Christ, Jesus came."
"Holy Communion" by John Keble
And Trumbull, strong as hammered steel of old,
Stands boldly out in clear and high relief,--
A blade unbending worth a hilt of gold,--
He never failed his Chief.
"Arms And The Man - Heroes And Statesmen" by James Barron Hope
To the physician then, with faith, apply,
When thou art first by any illness seiz'd:
For that bless'd art descended from on high,
To give relief and health to the diseas'd.
"An Admonition To The Sick To Call For A Clergyman And A Physician, And To Shun All Charms, &c. &c." by Rees Prichard
But thou, high-hearted daughter! thou, O'er whose bright honour'd head,
Blessings and tears of holiest flow,
Ev'n here were fondly shed,–
Thou from the passion of thy grief,
In its full burst, couldst draw relief.
"The Memorial Pillar" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans

In news:

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, center, high-fives Gio Gonzalez (47) as more.
Controls are easily interchanged and a high-pressure relief valve is available.
Rob Dibble , a two-time National League All-Star and relief pitcher on the 1990 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds, is the new baseball coach at Calabasas High, sources close to the school said.
An extremely rare example of the prized 1907 Ultra High Relief double eagle sold for $1,057,500 to lead the results of Heritage Auctions' US Coins Signature Auction, held in Philadelphia August 2-5.
Two nonprofit groups, the Shakespeare Theatre Co. And International Relief and Development, have canceled plans to open offices in a planned redevelopment of the former Hine Junior High School on Capitol Hill.
The City of Lafayette has joined a program, sponsored by the National League of Cities, to help provide residents with some relief from the high cost of prescription medications.
The 375 high-pressure PRI relief valve is designed for high back-pressures to 850 psig.
I am so thankful for at least the empty promise of an 86-degree high, some relief from these temperature extremes, because I can't stand this cold a day longer.
Cannabis pain relief for cancer patient 'without the high'.
The event was hosted by the high school's Japanese Club to raise money for relief efforts in Japan after the tsunami and earthquake on March 11, 2011.
Temperatures in the high 30s have seen people flock to beaches to seek relief from the heat.
High heat not going away yet, but some relief is on the way.
I recommend it highly for the feeling of accomplishment and relief of stress.
MANKATO — A bill introduced recently in the state Senate might provide relief for the thousands of Minnesota high-schoolers in jeopardy of not graduating because of a new math test.
My visit to Storm King brought the grasses and meadows into high relief thanks to Darrel Morrison.

In science:

To my relief, the so called “CDF anomaly”, referring to the CDF observation 8 that the high statistics inclusive jet production measurements at the Tevatron imply a larger cross section at high jet Et than expected from NLO QCD calculations, seem to be accountable within the standard QCD framework 7,9,10 .
Theoretical Summary
We constructed a reusable pressure relief valve which provides this high conductance escape path.
Bose-Einstein Condensation of Atomic Hydrogen