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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lofty  \Loft"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Loftier};  superl.  {Loftiest}.] 
  [From  {Loft}.] 
  1.  Lifted  high  up  having  great  height;  towering;  high. 
  See  lofty  Lebanon  his  head  advance.  --Pope. 
  2.  Fig.:  Elevated  in  character,  rank,  dignity,  spirit, 
  bearing,  language,  etc.;  exalted;  noble;  stately; 
  characterized  by  pride;  haughty. 
  The  high  and  lofty  One  that  inhabiteth  eternity. 
  --Is.  lvii. 
  Lofty  and  sour  to  them  that  loved  him  not  --Shak. 
  Himself  to  sing,  and  build  the  lofty  rhyme. 
  Syn:  Tall;  high;  exalted;  dignified;  stately;  majestic; 
  sublime;  proud;  haughty.  See  {Tall}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  high  moral  or  intellectual  value;  elevated  in  nature  or 
  style;  "an  exalted  ideal";  "argue  in  terms  of 
  high-flown  ideals"-  Oliver  Franks;  "a  noble  and  lofty 
  concept"  [syn:  {exalted},  {high-flown},  {high-minded}, 
  {rarefied},  {rarified},  {idealistic},  {noble-minded}] 
  2:  of  imposing  height;  especially  standing  out  above  others 
  "an  eminent  peak";  "lofty  mountains";  "the  soaring  spires 
  of  the  cathedral";  "towering  iceburgs"  [syn:  {eminent},  {soaring}, 
  3:  having  or  displaying  great  dignity  or  nobility;  "a  gallant 
  pageant";  "lofty  ships";  "majestic  cities";  "proud  alpine 
  peaks"  [syn:  {gallant},  {majestic},  {proud}] 

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