from on high

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

from on high (not comparable)

  1. From Heaven, from above.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 1, chapter 3 (“Manchester Insurrection”):
      For the rest, that the Manchester Insurrection could yet discern no radiance of Heaven on any side of its horizon; but feared that all lights, of the O’Connor or other sorts, hitherto kindled, where but deceptive fish-oil transparencies, or bog will-o’-wisp lights, and no dayspring from on high: for this also we will honour the poor Manchester Insurrection, and augur well of it.

Adverb[edit]

from on high (not comparable)

  1. From Heaven, from above.