elevation

Part of speech: noun

The act of elevating; exaltation; an elevated place; front view of a building.

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Usage examples "elevation":

  1. You would never have had the courage to do what I did, and yet, because I've failed, you think you can look down on me from the height of your moral elevation. - "Plays: Lady Frederick, The Explorer, A Man of Honor", William Somerset Maugham.
  2. A kind of elevation above all ordinary feelings comes over you and you feel as though you were rushing through air. - "America's War for Humanity", Thomas Herbert Russell.
  3. The idea which such an elevation inspired of his own grandeur completely bewildered him; he was almost ready to adore himself, till, lifting his eyes upward, he saw the stars as high above him as they appeared when he stood on the surface of the earth. - "The History of the Caliph Vathek", William Beckford.