There was a sense of standing together on the precipice, but holding each other aloft by sheer will, conjoined by rage.
The wind was very light, and studding-sails were set alow and aloft.
A good look-out was kept for men, from aloft, but none were seen from any of the vessels.
They came—the last stopping the boat—throwing it aloft—letting it drop—and crests of angry waves curled over the side.
Saying no word, out of his lair he came with that terrible sword of his aloft.
And we could hear Ed Gurney whoop when he held a tin of it aloft.
The celebrant kissed the tablet, and held it aloft before all the people.
With eyes now turned from aloft to ahead, we retyped our seamanship to meet the altered conditions of the veer in our outlook.
No living thing would that loathly one leave as aloft it flew.
At least, if thou art harmed because of this loose quean, my axe will be aloft.
c.1200, from a Scandinavian source; cf. Old Norse a lopti "up above," literally "up in the air," from a "in, on" + lopt "sky, air, atmosphere; loft, upper room" (cf. Gothic luftus, Old High German luft, Old English lyft "air;" see loft).