At least I serve a higher cause than myself.
They climbed higher, circling the open area in front of the entrance, but still saw nothing.
This is so much higher than my grade level I'm getting a nose bleed.
"That woman could blow this entire enterprise higher than a kite in a wind storm," Quinn said.
He loved to climb hills, the higher the better.
The snow had melted on the mountain trail, and the dry gray rocks provided sufficient traction for Ed's hooves as they climbed higher into the hills.
It must be remembered that speech contributed in no way to her fundamental education, though without the ability to speak she could hardly have gone to higher schools and to college.
You cannot marry into a higher rung on the ladder.
"She was answering to a higher power," Effie added.
"And don't make a sound," she added, in a higher voice that hinted of her ability to bring the other guests a-running.
It was high, much higher than he could reach.
The air was heavy and fragrant, the wet, solid sand near the ocean welcome after her initial attempt to keep up in the sugary sand higher up the beach.
Lift tickets were purchased, at prices far higher than the last time Dean had skied.
Added to that was Fred's frequent lies about picking up at tag sales for a pittance, items that to an observant eye, still retained their much-higher new-store price.
Elisabeth asked Sam, "What kind of higher purpose are you talking about?"
Ed whinnied down by the barn, and then nickered in a higher tone.
King Hart is another example of the later allegory, and, as such, of higher literary merit.
In the first, or general, prologue, Douglas claims a higher position for Virgil than for his master Chaucer, and attacks Caxton for his inadequate rendering of a French translation of the Aeneid.
The best works of art are the expression of man's struggle to free himself from this condition, but the effect of our art is merely to make this low state comfortable and that higher state to be forgotten.
I am something altogether different and higher.'
The higher the human intellect rises in the discovery of these purposes, the more obvious it becomes, that the ultimate purpose is beyond our comprehension.
A little higher, and he'd be able to tell what color underwear she wore.
As the couple climbed to higher elevations, more caution was necessary as icy patches became more frequent.
Fred understood this and volunteered to ski with Donnie while the others took a couple of runs from the higher elevations.
The two men first boarded chair lift number ten and ten and a half minutes later were eighteen hundred feet higher than Fred and Donnie, at nearly eleven thousand feet elevation.
Perhaps when it came to Elisabeth, there existed a higher standard.
My best guess is that you two are soul-mates, destined to be together, and you have a higher purpose.
Me too, but what about the higher purpose?
It couldn't make him hurt any more than he did, legs aching and breath heaving as he struggled higher and higher up the Rockies.
To comprehend the real position we are forced to the conviction that the world of facts is the field in which, and that laws are the means by which, those higher standards of moral and aesthetical value are being realized; and such a union can again only become intelligible through the idea of a personal Deity, who in the creation and preservation of a world has voluntarily chosen certain forms and laws, through the natural operation of which the ends of His work are gained.
The Indian flying-squirrel (P. oral) leaps with its parachute extended from the higher branches of a tree, and descends first directly and then more and more obliquely, until the flight, gradually becoming slower, assumes a horizontal direction, and finally terminates in an ascent to the branch or trunk of the tree to which it was directed.
In 1844 he was elected ordinary professor of higher mechanics and astronomy, a position which he held till his death on the 26th of September 1868.
Vico raised the problem to a higher plane, by tracing the origin of law in the human mind and explaining the historical changes of the one by those of the other.
It is a brown coloured powder which is stable in air, but gives a higher oxide when heated.
Heated at 190-300° in a current of hydrogen it gives the oxide C0304, while at higher temperatures the monoxide is formed, and ultimately cobalt is obtained.
The characteristic flavour and odour of wines and spirits is dependent on the proportion of higher alcohols, aldehydes and esters which may be produced.
Meaning in general the "king's court," it is difficult to define the curia regis with precision, but it is important and interesting because it is the germ from which the higher courts of law, the privy council and the cabinet, have sprung.
Wilson supposes that by the fall to the ground of a preponderance of negatively charged rain the air above the shower has a higher positive potential than elsewhere at the same level, thus leading to large conduction currents laterally in the highly conducting upper layers.
His own hopes of preferment had been strengthened by the death of many of the higher clergy at Flodden.
Snows are frequent during the winter, and sometimes deep in the higher plateau and mountain districts.
That he was at Oxford, and probably a scholar at one of the grammar schools there, before passing on to the higher faculties, is shown by a letter of the chancellor addressed to him when provost of Eton (Ep. Acad.
It lies on the south bank of the Thames and extends up the hills above the shore, many villas having been erected on the higher ground.
"You are at least six feet high, and that is higher than any other animal in this country," said the Steward.
Or that a certain group of people who do a seemingly unrelated set of a dozen activities report levels of happiness higher than average?
The data shows pockets where radish efficacy is substantially higher and others where it is nonexistent.
Think about that: Poverty in the United States is defined as higher than the average income of the planet.
The higher the average income of the people (as expressed through per capita GNP), the higher the tax rate.
In other words, the average person will make more money, pay a higher percentage as taxes, but still bring home vastly more than before.
That number is 30 percent higher than it was only ten years ago.
If you knew someone who was a good business partner, was fun to hang out with, but let one of his children starve to death so that he could enjoy a higher standard of living, what would be your opinion of this person?
If I passed with higher credit in the preliminaries than in the finals, there are two reasons.
Large statues, of which she can feel the sweep of line with her whole hand, she knows in their higher esthetic value.
I believe every child has hidden away somewhere in his being noble capacities which may be quickened and developed if we go about it in the right way; but we shall never properly develop the higher natures of our little ones while we continue to fill their minds with the so-called rudiments.
Of course I do not refer to beautiful sentiments, but to the higher truths relating to everyday life.
The instant I felt its warmth I was reassured, and I sat a long time watching it climb higher and higher in shining waves.
What should we think of the shepherd's life if his flocks always wandered to higher pastures than his thoughts?
Their train of clouds stretching far behind and rising higher and higher, going to heaven while the cars are going to Boston, conceals the sun for a minute and casts my distant field into the shade, a celestial train beside which the petty train of cars which hugs the earth is but the barb of the spear.
I can remember when it was a foot or two lower, and also when it was at least five feet higher, than when I lived by it.
At length the wind rose, the mist increased, and the waves began to run, and the perch leaped much higher than before, half out of water, a hundred black points, three inches long, at once above the surface.
We are conscious of an animal in us, which awakens in proportion as our higher nature slumbers.
In this town the price of wood rises almost steadily, and the only question is, how much higher it is to be this year than it was the last.
The amount of it is, the imagination give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes.
And so the seasons went rolling on into summer, as one rambles into higher and higher grass.
It may rise this year higher than man has ever known it, and flood the parched uplands; even this may be the eventful year, which will drown out all our muskrats.
They only can force me who obey a higher law than I. They force me to become like themselves.
Suddenly she jumped up onto a tub to be higher than he, embraced him so that both her slender bare arms clasped him above his neck, and, tossing back her hair, kissed him full on the lips.
He was himself always occupied: writing his memoirs, solving problems in higher mathematics, turning snuffboxes on a lathe, working in the garden, or superintending the building that was always going on at his estate.
After passing a chasseur regiment and in the lines of the Kiev grenadiers--fine fellows busy with similar peaceful affairs--near the shelter of the regimental commander, higher than and different from the others, Prince Andrew came out in front of a platoon of grenadiers before whom lay a naked man.
"He higher iss dan I in rank," said the German colonel of the hussars, flushing and addressing an adjutant who had ridden up, "so let him do what he vill, but I cannot sacrifice my hussars...
He did not find Prince Andrew in Olmutz that day, but the appearance of the town where the headquarters and the diplomatic corps were stationed and the two Emperors were living with their suites, households, and courts only strengthened his desire to belong to that higher world.
Boris was excited by the thought of being so close to the higher powers as he felt himself to be at that moment.
The cause of the confusion was that while the Austrian cavalry was moving toward our left flank, the higher command found that our center was too far separated from our right flank and the cavalry were all ordered to turn back to the right.
The general shouted a demand that the cavalry should be halted, the Austrian argued that not he, but the higher command, was to blame.
The fog lay unbroken like a sea down below, but higher up at the village of Schlappanitz where Napoleon stood with his marshals around him, it was quite light.
Higher up stood some Russian infantry, neither moving forward to protect the battery nor backward with the fleeing crowd.
Above him again was the same lofty sky with clouds that had risen and were floating still higher, and between them gleamed blue infinity.
Obedience to those of higher ranks in the Order. 3.
And so toward the end of the year he went abroad to be initiated into the higher secrets of the order.
I lifted it up, but the higher I lifted it the bigger and heavier it grew.
If I love Sonya, that feeling is for me stronger and higher than all else.
The higher a man stands on the social ladder, the more people he is connected with and the more power he has over others, the more evident is the predestination and inevitability of his every action.
Boris was thus the first to learn the news that the French army had crossed the Niemen and, thanks to this, was able to show certain important personages that much that was concealed from others was usually known to him, and by this means he rose higher in their estimation.
Higher up the hill, on the very horizon, our guns were visible through the wonderfully clear air, brightly illuminated by slanting morning sunbeams.
Below the village the road crossed the river by a bridge and, winding down and up, rose higher and higher to the village of Valuevo visible about four miles away, where Napoleon was then stationed.
In the higher command there were two sharply defined parties: Kutuzov's party and that of Bennigsen, the chief of staff.
He held his head higher, his eyes shone with the light of life, and with swift steps he followed the maid, overtook her, and came out on the Povarskoy.
In men Rostov could not bear to see the expression of a higher spiritual life (that was why he did not like Prince Andrew) and he referred to it contemptuously as philosophy and dreaminess, but in Princess Mary that very sorrow which revealed the depth of a whole spiritual world foreign to him was an irresistible attraction.
Pierre glanced into the pit and saw that the factory lad was lying with his knees close up to his head and one shoulder higher than the other.
And at once, as a clock begins to strike and chime as soon as the minute hand has completed a full circle, this change was shown by an increased activity, whirring, and chiming in the higher spheres.
Having arranged matters thus, Denisov and Dolokhov intended, without reporting matters to the higher command, to attack and seize that convoy with their own small forces.
He felt it necessary to hold his head higher, to brace himself, and to question the esaul with an air of importance about tomorrow's undertaking, that he might not be unworthy of the company in which he found himself.
The man, a soldier with a sack over his shoulder, stopped, came close up to Dolokhov's horse, touched it with his hand, and explained simply and in a friendly way that the commander and the officers were higher up the hill to the right in the courtyard of the farm, as he called the landowner's house.
The hatred and contempt of the crowd punish such men for discerning the higher laws.
The higher authorities and the police organized the distribution of goods left behind by the French.
The questions put by these two kept the conversation from changing its ordinary character of gossip about the higher government circles.
Every army is composed of lower grades of the service--the rank and file--of whom there are always the greatest number; of the next higher military rank--corporals and noncommissioned officers of whom there are fewer, and of still-higher officers of whom there are still fewer, and so on to the highest military command which is concentrated in one person.
The hunt reached a higher level of journalism when Betsy showed us a magazine cover story on the subject.
"Just fighting for a higher cause," Jule said with a smile.
From this higher level, Dean could see a patch of the road a thousand feet below him.
The higher on your back it is, the easier to carry, Mrs. Watson instructed.
The decision was made at levels higher than mine that we are sending in everything we have in three days.
Dean repeated at a higher volume.
Admittedly, the identification elevated the entire business to a higher, more serious level of concern.
In height it stood about the same as a young individual of the ordinary African elephant when about a year and a half old, the vertical measurement at the shoulder being only 4 ft., or merely a foot higher than a new-born Indian elephant.
He was appointed inspector-general of higher education in 1876, and after his election as life senator in 1881 he continued to take an active interest in educational questions, especially as affected by compulsory military service.
This per-person threshold actually exceeds the average income of three-quarters of the countries on the planet, including Mexico, Russia, and Brazil, and is about 20 percent higher than the average income of the entire planet.
Tensions between the rich and poor grow higher under the following five circumstances:
Finally she got up from the table and went through the motion of picking seaweed and shells, and splashing in the water, holding up her skirts higher than was proper under the circumstances.
That way I looked between and over the near green hills to some distant and higher ones in the horizon, tinged with blue.
It is commonly higher in the winter and lower in the summer, though not corresponding to the general wet and dryness.
A military organization may be quite correctly compared to a cone, of which the base with the largest diameter consists of the rank and file; the next higher and smaller section of the cone consists of the next higher grades of the army, and so on to the apex, the point of which will represent the commander-in-chief.