[ UK /lˈɒfti/ ]
[ US /ˈɫɔfti/ ]
  1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    an exalted ideal
    argue in terms of high-flown ideals
    a grand purpose
    a noble and lofty concept
  2. having or displaying great dignity or nobility
    lofty ships
    a gallant pageant
    majestic cities
    proud alpine peaks
  3. of imposing height; especially standing out above others
    towering icebergs
    the soaring spires of the cathedral
    an eminent peak
    lofty mountains
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How To Use lofty In A Sentence

  • The first, built by Solomon (1012 B.C.) appears from the Biblical description [6] to have combined Egyptian conceptions (successive courts, lofty entrance-pylons, the Sanctuary and the sekos or “Holy of Holies”) with A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised
  • It was a responsible situation he felt for a boy of thirteen, and he meant to do his very best to keep it now that he had been lucky enough to get it; in the far-off future, too, he saw himself no longer the van-boy, but in the proud position now occupied by Joshua as driver, and this he considered, though a lofty, was by no means an unreasonable ambition. Our Frank and other stories
  • From sandy beaches to lofty mountain tops, rolling dales to bustling cities, we've got the lot.
  • Lofty numbers bedazzle authorizers and lure fat checks from foundations and trustees. The Saint (and Scourge) of Schools «
  • She would have liked to be of service to the weeds vegetating beside the paths, to slay herself there so that from her flesh some huge greenery might spring, lofty and sapful, laden with birds at May-time, and passionately caressed by the sun. La faute de l'Abbe Mouret
  • From his lofty perch, hanging over the slopes of Kilimanjaro under a parasail with razor sharp rocks below, Judge Bryan Pope gives this DVD a thumbs up.
  • He knew Himself to sing, and build the lofty rhyme.
  • He stayed at the ISH, from whose lofty heights he could see across New York.
  • It was one of those lofty dreams I had, so now I cannae believe I'm here, hen.
  • Alfred Nobel, by the expression of his lofty ideals, has recognized the importance of science and creative accomplishments in augmenting human happiness. George R. Minot - Banquet Speech
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