High in position
Referring to something earlier
"Yuck," he said barely above a whisper.
His face was above hers, the blue eyes tender and searching.
The figure above me answered.
A wide porch stretched the length of the building, and above it were two balconies with black wrought iron banisters that curved out gracefully.
I've just been paddling to keep my head above water my whole life long and sinking down further with every stroke.