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adjective & adverb
Up to or at the height of the shoulders.[as adjective] ‘a glade of shoulder-high grass’[as adverb] ‘he was lifted shoulder-high’
- ‘Gary Payton was allowed to throw a perfect, shoulder-high delivery to Fisher.’
- ‘The players themselves were carried shoulder-high from the pitch at the end as the blue-and-white decked Queens' supporters swamped their heroes at full time before they were showered with the customary champagne celebrations.’
- ‘His clothes were soaked from falling in the river trying to pull his snowmobile through shoulder-high snow.’
- ‘At the cemetery, Mwale's casket was lifted shoulder-high by boxers who, as a mark of respect for their departed hero, carried it from Leopards Hill Road up to the graveside in preparation for burial.’
- ‘The delighted Murphy was carried shoulder-high into the winner's enclosure by the equally-happy owners.’
- ‘At the top of the last little bump, they could see the shoulder-high summit sign illuminated by the first light of day.’
- ‘One of the more uncouth retorts was delivered by a hitter when the ump called a strike on a shoulder-high fastball.’
- ‘The highest accolade a matador can receive is to be carried out, shoulder-high, from the ring's main gate by an excited crowd.’
- ‘But there was nothing staged about the victory celebration as a triumphant Tom Hayes, was held shoulder-high.’
- ‘Find a tree with a healthy shoulder-high branch at least as thick as your thigh and capable of supporting your weight.’
- ‘The east side of the yard is all shoulder-high sun-loving perennials.’
- ‘A shoulder-high backswing and finish will help make sure I get the right amount of acceleration on the downswing but will keep me from overswinging.’
- ‘His attention was drawn away, however, when he noticed the shoulder-high easel parallel to the partly-opened window.’
- ‘Maninderjit Singh scored off a penalty stroke in the 12 th minute after English defender Jon Wyatt raised his stick shoulder-high to deflect a ball going into the goal.’
- ‘After three days of preparation, the statue is carried shoulder-high along the streets of the city or village in a parade like procession, including bands and church bells.’
- ‘He watched, agonized, as the floundering horses found their footing in shoulder-high water and drove forward, blundering through the ice-crusted shallows.’
- ‘This boy, clad in a disheveled sailor's tunic and winter coat fit for a bear, stood no more than shoulder-high to me.’
- ‘Paul Temple pushes through a field of shoulder-high oilseed rape and twists one of the plants back to show me.’
- ‘Two are large-model size, with little carriages to ride in and a shoulder-high locomotive with just room for a driver in a tiny cab, shovelling tiny coals into a boiler by his knees.’
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