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- verb Present participle of
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A people incomplete, and at the mercy of old, upstarting lusts.
The Plumed Serpent 2003
But John Alden upstarting, as if the barb of the arrow 910
A short time after, a party of sailors from the Union fleet essayed to capture it by night, but its garrison, upstarting from the ruins, drove them back with great loss.
But his desire to relieve Janet was suddenly lost in an upstarting brood of impulses that took him to the railway station with the smile still upon his lips.
A Daughter of To-Day Sara Jeannette Duncan
It describes a sudden call, and an eager upstarting, and
The Parables of Our Lord William Arnot
With the huddled flocks upstarting, wondering if they hear aright,
Christmas Its Origin, Celebration and Significance as Related in Prose and Verse Robert Haven Schauffler 1921
It was the signal for a general upstarting from the table, a pushing back of chairs, a gathering around Elizabeth Cornish.
Black Jack Max Brand 1918
"Yet do I seek vengeance!" cried I, upstarting to my feet.
Martin Conisby's Vengeance Jeffery Farnol 1915
Mrs. Heth, curiously, had been brought down in full flight: perhaps by the force of that wild upstarting, perhaps by the grisly threat about the Cooneys.
V. V.'s Eyes Henry Sydnor Harrison 1905
Her wits were like a flock of birds loosed from the cage of her will, alighting here, upstarting there, without let or hindrance.