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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of uplift.

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  • adjective exalted emotionally especially with pride


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  • Nor alone his mother, but divers conventional generations, even back to the sturdy ancestor who first uplifted from the soil and looked down.

    CHAPTER 7 2010

  • Crowning the granite shaft, with wings outstretched and arms uplifted, is an angel of victory over-topping the mother and her sons.

    Canadian Cities of Romance 1922

  • He seemed to sit in the theatre himself had built, and to behold the semblance of the countless Roman multitude, and hear his name uplifted to the stars by joyous voices, and all the roaring benches vying in their applause.

    Post-Augustan Poetry From Seneca to Juvenal Harold Edgeworth Butler 1914

  • With that exclamation, Bent Nose charged, sword uplifted to split Lalo like a stick of kindling.

    Conan the Indomitable Perry, Steve 1989

  • In the high ecstasy of conflict he stood in his stirrups, sword uplifted, battle shout on his lips.

    Lee’s Lieutenants Douglas Southall Freeman 1971

  • It was never known who the officer was that gave the order to cease firing; he appeared in front of our lines, mounted, with sword uplifted when he gave the order, which was recognized by our company officers, they mistaking him for an aide-de-camp or staff officer.

    History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, during the Spring and Summer of 1861 Charles H. Clarke

  • When he had made a few steps on the grass-grown pathway towards the door, of a sudden he saw, coming from the church, thirty tall knights, each a foot higher than he, each in black armour, and each with sword uplifted, as they rushed towards him.

    King Arthur's Knights The Tales Re-told for Boys & Girls Henry Gilbert

  • Before Odysseus could fix another arrow to the string, Amphinomus was upon him, with sword uplifted to slay him.

    Stories from the Odyssey

  • So long accustomed to war against a barbarous enemy, I could almost fancy myself as much a Moor at heart, as I appeared in visage, when in your service on my way to Luxembourg, whenever I find my sword uplifted against a Christian breast!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 56, No. 345, July, 1844 Various

  • Down the dark street came rushing the heroic image of Joan of Arc, with sword uplifted, her head shining with the refulgence of the halo.

    The Camp Fire Girls at School Or, The Wohelo Weavers 1924


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