- 1Land that is higher than the surrounding area, especially that which stays dry: they decided to climb to high ground and serve as lookoutsMore example sentences
- The water was rising fast and she didn't know if she would be able to find any high ground before she reached the town.
- He got them on to some high ground and thought he had saved them.
- The female selects a nest site and builds the nest on an area of high ground.
- 2 (the high ground) A position of superiority in a debate: if he turns it down, he will have lost the moral high ground to the presidentMore example sentences
- To me, Fisk seemed determined to ignore those realities in order to keep his precious moral high ground.
- It's not in the least clear who's going to win, or even who has the upper hand, or who holds the true moral high ground.
- They affect to take the moral high ground while dragging the debate down into the sewers.