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highbrowed

Of or pertaining to heightened intellectualism or superior learning or culture; especially erudite or sophisticated; appealing or suited to highbrows. The film is by no means highbrowed, but it has an intelligent enough story and some compelling characters. After two degrees in literature, Stanley insists on reading only highbrowed books.
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References in classic literature ?
There were the little faces of the children, peeping from their bed apart and here the father's frame of strength, the mother's subdued and careful mien, the high-browed youth, the budding girl, and the good old grandam, still knitting in the warmest place.
People may dismiss the Earl as a "snob" who longs for the days when gals had the high-browed, glaucous-eyed beauty of the Mitford sisters but it is likely that he simply recognises the publicity value of a downright rude soundbite.
And the Daily Post was there with its expert writers to tell you all about it - whether it was ballet to make the eyes leap in their high-browed sockets, opera to be heard by men and women in dickie-bows and furs; or football at Anfield and Goodison, boxing at the old Stadium, dancing at the Rotunda.
Later we went to a high-browed gambling resort, where we remained until morning at the roulette table," he reported.
All of his titles clearly state the obvious, not lending themselves to any high-browed philosophizing: "Head of a woman with braids" "Woman with two children," "The drunks.
Such is the level of his high-browed gibberish, he has now been dubbed the new David Brent from The Office.
So much so that, in the high-browed backlash that has followed, he claims to have quit the game.
They sat side by side in the front row of the shallow bleachers behind the scorer's table at the Northridge gym, he tall, high-browed and reserved, she tall, blond and bubbly.