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Synonyms for raising

the event of something being raised upward

the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child

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helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

increasing in quantity or value

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References in classic literature ?
If, to obviate this consequence, it should be resolved to extend the prohibition to the RAISING of armies in time of peace, the United States would then exhibit the most extraordinary spectacle which the world has yet seen, that of a nation incapacitated by its Constitution to prepare for defense, before it was actually invaded.
Suddenly our attention was attracted by the sound of distant shouting, as of many people raising their voices at once, but whether in anger or rejoicing, we could not tell.
Miss Verinder had only a life interest in her mother's property--and there was no raising the twenty thousand pounds on THAT.
Miss Verinder's life interest allowed him no more hope of raising the "provision" than of raising the twenty thousand pounds.
I ain't got a hunch, but I got a tolerable likeable hand," Campbell announced, as he slid in his slip; "but it's not a raising hand.
Deh Lord gives and deh Lord takes away," said the woman in black, raising her eyes to the sunbeams.
They are destined, I trust, to assist at the raising of loftier structures one day.
It would be worth the while to build still more deliberately than I did, considering, for instance, what foundation a door, a window, a cellar, a garret, have in the nature of man, and perchance never raising any superstructure until we found a better reason for it than our temporal necessities even.
He advised great statesmen to examine into the diet of all suspected persons; their times of eating; upon which side they lay in bed; with which hand they wipe their posteriors; take a strict view of their excrements, and, from the colour, the odour, the taste, the consistence, the crudeness or maturity of digestion, form a judgment of their thoughts and designs; because men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at stool, which he found by frequent experiment; for, in such conjunctures, when he used, merely as a trial, to consider which was the best way of murdering the king, his ordure would have a tincture of green; but quite different, when he thought only of raising an insurrection, or burning the metropolis.
Pistache made violent signs that it was, by raising and lowering his head eight or ten times successively.
And now," said the duke, raising it still six inches higher, "jump for the king.
MANAMA: The boom in companies raising cash through issuing shares on regional stock markets speeded up in the second half of last year.
Nonetheless, some lawmakers say that raising the minimum wage would do more harm than good.
Melissa Hyams of Burbank is raising her third dog for GDA.
And this year, lawmakers in dozens of the remaining states will debate raising their minimum wages.