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used in Catch-22

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elevation (height) — typically above sea level or above the earth's surface


(metaphorically) a desirable height
  • The planes gained altitude steadily and were above nine thousand feet by the time they crossed into enemy territory.
    Chapter 5 — Chief White Halfoat (74% in)
  • There was no escaping the mission to Bologna once Colonel Cathcart had volunteered his group for the ammunition dumps there that the heavy bombers on the Italian mainland had been unable to destroy from their higher altitudes.
    Chapter 10 — Wintergreen (72% in)
  • And far out in front the bursts of flak were still swarming into the sky from new batteries of guns poking around for accurate altitude as they waited sadistically for him to fly into range.
    Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (41% in)
  • One of the propellers was feathered and perfectly still, but the plane was maintaining altitude and holding a proper course.
    Chapter 15 — Piltchard & Wren (90% in)
  • The practice bomb range was on the other side of Pianosa, and, flying back, McWatt edged the belly of the lazing, slow-cruising plane just over the crest of mountains in the middle and then, instead of maintaining altitude, jolted both engines open all the way, lurched up on one side and, to Yossarian's astonishment, began following the falling land down as fast as the plane would go, wagging his wings gaily and skimming with a massive, grinding, hammering roar over each rocky rise and...
    Chapter 30 — Dunbar (23% in)

There are no more uses of "altitude" in Catch-22.

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