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  • verb Present participle of upleap.


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  • In places it was vastly deep, as was witnessed by a great, upleaping, wave-shaped hill, away to my right; though it is not impossible, that this was due, in part, to some rise in the surface of the ground.

    The House on the Borderland 2007

  • There were strange gleams behind their eyes which at times lit those eyes with upleaping flames and shadows of Hell.

    The Moon of Skulls Howard, Robert E. 2005

  • The upleaping flames lighted the countenances of the two men.

    The Moon of Skulls Howard, Robert E. 2005

  • Kane clubbed his musket and smashed down into the red-eyed faces, knocking aside the upleaping hands.

    The Moon of Skulls Howard, Robert E. 2005

  • And then that sudden, upleaping flame in the purple-black eyes.

    Joyce of the North Woods

  • The upleaping shot from the battleship crossed the bomb from the Zeppelin in mid-air, and as the bomb exploded on the deck of the cruiser, the shell from her aeroplane gun hit the delicate body of the airship and tore through it.

    Shelled by an Unseen Foe James Fiske

  • At each wall he felt the old upleaping of power as he took it, hurling himself over cleanly in the darkness, delightfully regardless of what might be on the other side.

    Secret Bread F. Tennyson Jesse

  • Bonbright saw a change in the fire of Dulac's eyes, a sudden upleaping blaze, and braced himself for the surge of resistance, the shock of combat.

    Youth Challenges Clarence Budington Kelland 1922

  • Like a burst of flame from embers that have been smouldering was the upleaping of his madness, transfiguring his face and transforming his whole being.

    The Tavern Knight Rafael Sabatini 1912

  • Presently the red glare caused by the upleaping flames from the funnel died away, and darkness settled down again.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday 1910


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