pitch (n.)
height, elevation, high aspiration
1H6 II.iii.54[Talbot to Countess, of what his body represents] It is of such a spacious lofty pitch / Your roof were not sufficient to contain't
Ham III.i.86[Hamlet to himself] enterprises of great pitch and moment [F pith]
R3 III.vii.187[Buckingham to Richard, of Elizabeth and King Edward] [a] widow ... / Seduced the pitch and height of his degree / To base declension and loathed bigamy
TN I.i.12[Orsino to all, of love] naught enters there, / Of what validity and pitch soe'er, / But falls into abatement
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