loftier loftier  /ˈlɔf ti ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
  2. (adj) of imposing height; especially standing out above others
  3. (adj) having or displaying great dignity or nobility

Usage(s):

  1. Guy and Holt also serve as coaches and consultants to the young women as they strive for loftier titles.
  2. I became world champion in 1985, but true to Nikitin's vision, I had an even loftier goal; it took me four full years to surpass Fischer's rating record.
  3. Last August the PM named Surayud supreme commandera loftier but less influential postand installed loyalists into the army's top ranks.

News

  1. First Woman in Space Wants to Go to Mars

    Valentina Tereshkova, first woman to orbit the Earth, is about to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her historic mission -- but she now has even loftier dreams. Continue reading ?
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Discovery News

  2. Chieftains aim for bigger crown

    BOLTON -- The Nashoba Regional baseball team already achieved a major milestone, winning its first ever district title. But the Chieftains have loftier goals ahead of them, starting tonight at 7 p.m. when they square off against Westfield in the state semifinals at Tivan Field with a chance to advance to the state championship. "Nashoba made it to the Division 2 District championship game in ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "It's a stepping stone, but we've got much loftier goals on this club," said Alex Rodriguez, who walked after Robinson's Cano single and scored the final run.
    on Jul 18, 2005 By: Alex Rodriguez Source: USA Today

  2. "It's nice to be able to go out and achieve certain goals you set for your team and for yourself," Romo said. "We have loftier goals, but this is certainly a step."
    on Jan 9, 2010 By: Tony Romo Source: Houston Chronicle

  3. "That's something I very consciously tried to interject into this piece, to have lots of moments where there could be a real bonehead lick in the music and something loftier in the lyric. And certainly, there's plenty of instances where it's the...
    on May 1, 2008 By: Chris Thile Source: JamBase

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