The loftiest noses among the winemakers inhale the finest of scents from the tasting glass and proclaim another masterpiece.
He was something of a dictator, though always cloaking his ambition in the loftiest of Christian terms.
"exalted, of high rank," early 15c.; also "with a high purpose," from loft + -y (2). From early 14c. as a surname. Literal sense of "high" is attested from 1580s. Related: Loftily; loftiness.