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LOFTY, adjective

1. Elevated in place; high; as a lofty tower; a lofty mountain. [But it expresses more than high, or at least is more emphatical, poetical and elegant.]

See lofty Lebanon his head advance.

2. Elevated in condition or character.

Thus saith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy - Isaiah 57:7.

3. Proud; haughty; as lofty looks. Isaiah 2:11.

4. Elevated in sentiment or diction; sublime; as lofty strains; lofty rhyme.

5. Stately; dignified; as lofty steps.