• WordNet 3.6
    • n higher-up one of greater rank or station or quality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The barn owl has one ear higher than the other. The left ear is higher and points downward to hear sounds from below it, while the right ear is lower and pointed upward to pick up sounds from above.
    • n higher-up A superior officer or official; a person having greater rank or station or quality than others; -- used chiefly in pl.
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  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.”
  • Jack Herbert
    Jack Herbert
    “A chip on the shoulder indicates that there is wood higher up.”
  • Brigham Young
    “Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up.”
  • Peace Pilgrim
    “As I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher light came to me.”


In literature:

There is another entrance to this cavern around a corner of the bluff and much higher up on its face.
"Archeological Investigations" by Gerard Fowke
Sim Gage himself, having a shorter distance to go than his comrades, left his dead Chinaman, and started after the man higher up.
"The Sagebrusher" by Emerson Hough
Fisk & Hatch, the financial agents of the great Pacific Railway, are a few steps higher up Nassau street.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Forthwith came another to a point higher up the inlet, where Indians could be intercepted.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
It is either the tribune on the plain, a sermon on the mount, or a very private ecstasy still higher up.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865" by Various
There is one four miles higher up.
"Saint Bartholomew's Eve" by G. A. Henty
The term originated higher up.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
He gives up the hope of that higher companionship with Jesus which drew him so mightily.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
Never take a bird that is higher up in the tree than any other.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
But look again: a huge wave breaks higher up the beach and covers the unfortunate creature.
"Pushing to the Front" by Orison Swett Marden

In poetry:

Yet come thou to us, happy young New Year,
Fresh in thy new birth from the womb of Time;
And work, O heart of mine, till fair and clear
Thy tasks grow up, and with them higher climb.
"O, Glad New Year" by Alexander Anderson
"So, out of the trenches, with features set,
On that hot, still morning, in measured pace,
Our column climbed; climbed higher yet,
Past the fauss'bray, scarp, up the curtain-face,
And along the parapet.
"San Sebastian" by Thomas Hardy
Out of the pregnant darkness, where from fire
To glimmering fire the watchword leaps,
The dirge floats up from those who build the pyre
High and still higher
That yet shall blaze across the verminous deeps.
"The Dirge" by John Le Gay Brereton
But still the merciless flame shot up higher and higher;
Oh, God! it is terrible and cruel to perish by fire;
Alas! it was saddening and fearful to behold,
When I think of it, kind Christians, it makes my blood run cold.
"The Clepington Catastrophe" by William Topaz McGonagall
The brave heroes were glad when daylight did appear,
And when the reveille was sounded, they gave a hearty cheer
And their fires were piled up higher again,
Then they tried to dry their clothes that were soaked with the rain.
"The Battle of El-Teb" by William Topaz McGonagall
Up from these many million graves shall spring
A shining harvest for the coming race.
An Army of Invisibles shall bring
A glorified lost faith back to its place.
And men shall know there is a higher goal
Than earthly triumphs for the human soul.
""Flowers Of France" Decoration Poem For Soldiers' Graves, Tours, France, May 30, 1918" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Higher prices at the pump meant the amount of money consumers spent went up last month.
Shares of Qualcomm Inc, traded under QCOM on Nasdaq, were up more than 4 percent to $58.54 on July 19, following the company's release of its third quarter results which included both higher revenue and net profit than a year earlier.
Stocks edge higher, extending a winning streak, as the Fed wraps up a two-day meeting.
Results to date show that people in parts of Puerto Maldonado are exposed to mercury levels up to 20 times higher than the US Environmental Protection Agency's standard for industrial exposure, he said.
Euro swings higher following Italian shake-up.
ByPass Publishing, a higher-education publishing start-up, has launched a new content-publishing application that is revolutionizing the textbook world.
The less money the higher the interest rate is and tapping into the fund could end up costing more money.
Oil prices pushed up the price of gasoline this summer primarily because of concerns over Syria and Middle East disruptions and the higher costs of refining summer-grade gas for urban areas with pollution, Keilany said.
PANAMA CITY — Bay County's Medicaid payments were up by more than $500,000 in 2009, and could go higher this year if the local economy doesn't improve.
It's a curious thing but the higher up the cultural totem pole you go, the more the tat in gift shop s.
Condominium sales in October were the best since 2007 and prices for previously owned units stayed in positive territory all year, up 4.4 percent over last year to date and 17.8 percent higher than last October.
I believe that the Lord is shifting our prayer to come up a bit higher and begin to look down on all the negative news.
Mahalia Jackson I Will Move On Up A Little Higher Gospels , Spirituals and Hymns.
Domestic oil production up and going higher.
Figures from the Federal Government show new home sales across the country are up 17% from 2011, and this has been interpreted as a sign of higher consumer confidence.

In science:

A higher dimensional noncommutative torus is the universal C*-algebra generated by unitaries which commute up to specified scalars.
Every simple higher dimensional noncommutative torus is an AT algebra
In higher-orders when the effect of the coupling term w is perturbatively included, the short-range term ak2 picks up the anomalous dimension ηSR .
Effect of long range connections on an infinite randomness fixed point associated with the quantum phase transitions in a transverse Ising model
Although the formalism was set up for the propagator of the diffusion operator, it can be applied to other processes where the mean-field behavior is violated or, if the mean-field theory holds, to obtain higher-order corrections to it.
Diffusion Processes on Small-World Networks with Distance-Dependent Random-Links
So we learn that if only discrete RG fixed points (up to the U (M ) action) survive when higher loop corrections are included, their number is at least χ(M0 ).
Notes on Superconformal Chern-Simons-Matter Theories
Vives et al further conjectured that this rule can be used to speed up the calculation of the equilibrium M (H ) curve since flipped spins at a lower field can be removed from the GS calculation for all higher fields.
No-passing Rule in the Ground State Evolution of the Random-Field Ising Model