uprear


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Synonyms for uprear

to move (something) to a higher position

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HIGH on a mountain of enamell'd head - Such as the drowsy shepherd on his bed Of giant pasturage lying at his ease, Raising his heavy eyelid, starts and sees With many a mutter'd "hope to be forgiven" What time the moon is quadrated in Heaven - Of rosy head, that towering far away Into the sunlit ether, caught the ray Of sunken suns at eve - at noon of night, While the moon danc'd with the fair stranger light - Uprear'd upon such height arose a pile Of gorgeous columns on th' unburthen'd air, Flashing from Parian marble that twin smile Far down upon the wave that sparkled there, And nursled the young mountain in its lair.
One hind leg of the mare seemed to collapse, and for a moment the whole quivering body, upreared and perpendicular, swayed back and forth, and there was uncertainty as to whether it would fall forward or backward.
The street in which it upreared its venerable peaks has long ceased to be a fashionable quarter of the town; so that, though the old edifice was surrounded by habitations of modern date, they were mostly small, built entirely of wood, and typical of the most plodding uniformity of common life.
At last, on some occasion of our stopping, this thing slowly upreared itself to the height of three feet six, and fixing its eyes on me, observed in piping accents, with a complaisant yawn, half quenched in an obliging air of friendly patronage, 'Well now, stranger, I guess you find this a'most like an English arternoon, hey?'
Their's was the task (and nobly they performed it) to possess themselves, and through themselves, us, of this goodly land; and to uprear upon its hills and its valleys, a political edifice of liberty and equal rights; 'tis ours only, to transmit these, the former, unprofaned by the foot of an invader; the latter, undecayed by the lapse of time, and untorn by usurpation--to the latest generation that fate shall permit the world to know.
Hudson's paintings are scenes along the Monterey coast--sea-scapes, in sunshine and shadow, in calm and storm; rugged rock-strewn shores smothered in a swelter of breakers, and long stretches of gleaming sands with slipping, foam-capped tides creeping in undulating line across its shifting surface, while away on the horizon the level sun sends shafts of golden light in a shimmering pathway across the unquiet water; landscapes depicting white sand dunes adrift about a dwarfed and misshapen shrub, or cool, peaceful woods where sentry-like, the giant sequoias uprear their tall heads while sunshine filters in a golden shower between their drooping branches and, through the purple-hazed vista, one glimpses the rugged mountains beyond."
A secondary meaning of "uprear" is to "exalt," to "elevate with joy, pride, or confidence," and by virtue of this complex, the verb lends a specific emotional valence to the apparently volitional action of the cliff.
In his pink plume and armor," the "lantern-frail Gondolo of paper," and the fishpond Sinbad Who poises his pastel spear Toward three pinky-purple Monsters which uprear Off the ocean floor.
(43) As Knox-Shaw notes, the "huge peak" which "upreared its head" as Wordsworth rowed across Lake Ullswater anticipates "the ragged rock in the restless waters" visible off Eliot's New England coast (196): (44)
the signet-ring of chrysoprase On his uplifted finger seemed to blaze With hidden fire and rushing from the west There came a mighty wind and seized the guest And lifted him from earth, and on they passed, His shining garments streaming in the blast, A silken banner o'er the walls upreared, A purple cloud that gleamed and disappeared.
Suppose within the girdle of these walls Are now confin'd two mighty monarchies, Whose high upreared and abutting fronts The perilous narrow ocean parts asunder.
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His foes are so enrooted with his friends That, plucking to unfix an enemy, He doth unfasten so and shake a friend; So that this land, like an offensive wife That hath enraged him on to offer strokes As he is striking, holds his infant up, And hangs resolved correction in the arm That was upreared to execution (Henry IV.
Space and light, however, so exhilarating in the scene at the raven's nest and so beautiful and free now, provide here the means and context for chastisement as well: the "huge peak, black and huge" that "upreared its head" over the craggy ridge and into the starry sky.
(b) Not lasting bronze nor pyramid upreared By princes shall outlive my powerful rhyme.