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Height, 1) relative elevation or degree: “permit the sun to climb his wonted h.” Lucr. 776. “although his h. be taken,” Sonn. 116, 8. “punish them to your h. of pleasure,” Meas. V, 240. “bid the main flood bate his usual h.” Merch. IV, 1, 72. “I shall now put you to the h. of your breeding,” All's II, 2, 2. H5 III, 1, 17. H6A II, 4, 111. Troil. I, 2, 3.
2) size: “she is about my h.” Gent. IV, 4, 169. “complexion, h., age,” Per. IV, 2, 62.
3) altitude, elevated place, high degree, eminence: “exceeded by the h. of happier men,” Sonn. 32, 8. “impeach my h.” R2 I, 1, 189. “raised me to this careful h.” R3 I, 3, 83. IV, 4, 243. Tit. IV, 2, 34. Ant. II, 7, 22.
4) highest degree, pitch: “in the h. of this bath,” Wiv. III, 5, 120. “the very top, the h., the crest of murder's arms,” John IV, 3, 46. “the tide swelled up unto his h.” H4B II, 3, 63. “seduced the pitch and h. of all his thoughts to base declension,” R3 III, 7, 188. at h. == at the top, in the prime of power and strength: “at h. decrease,” Sonn. 15, 7. “our achievements, though performed at h.” Hml. I, 4, 21. “be at the h. of heart-heaviness,” As V, 2, 50. “I fear our happiness is at the h.” R3 I, 3, 41 (Qq highest). Tit. III, 1, 70. Caes. IV, 3, 217. “Richard falls in h. of all his pride,” R3 V, 3, 176. “leaving the fight in h.” Ant. III, 10, 21. dishonoured me “in the strength and h. of injury,” Err. V, 200. “is he not approved in the h. a villain,” Ado IV, 1, 303. Per. II, 4, 6. “urge it no more, on h. of our displeasure,” Tim. III, 5, 87. “he's traitor to the h.” H8 I, 2, 214. “let us feast him to the h.” Troil. V, 1, 3.
5) large size, tall stature: “she hath urged her h.” Mids. III, 2, 291. “with her h. she hath prevailed with him,” Mids. III, 2, 291
6) the space overhead: “look up a h.” Lr. IV, 6, 58.
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