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Definition of "high life" [high life]

  • An extravagant lifestyle. (noun)

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Use "high life" in a sentence
  • "Jewess, Fanny Lewald, whose writings display a decided anti-Christian spirit, and Countess Ida von Hahn-Hahn, who began her literary career with novels of high life in which matrimony is treated with levity, and ended by becoming a devout Catholic."
  • "But his immoderate taste for the high life which he shared with General Howe curled a question mark over his capacities, and even in a farewell and affectionate letter to his wife before he sailed for Boston in 1775, he felt obliged, as a self-confessed libertine, to couple his declarations of everlasting love with apologies for “the levities, the inattentions, and dissipations of my common course of life.”"