- v. present participle of get up.
“I was intent on getting up to a high point, where I anticipated there would be a breathtaking view of Interlaken from the opposite side.”
““Could you wear this, Annabel?” she asked, getting up and holding it out.”
“I expect him to continue with the service after the clapping dies down, but apparently the rescue of my soul was the grand finale because Reverend Billy replaces the microphone on its stand and people start getting up from their seats.”
““Keep it moving, partna,” said Tronne, getting up from his chair under the tall ficus tree.”
“I heard chairs scraping against the ground and looked over to see Upton, Graham, and Sawyer all getting up from the table to follow a sullen-looking Taylor around the pool.”
“Photography is his passion and he thrives on getting up close and personal with wild animalselephants included.”
“The talkers, the nose pickers, the fidgeters, the snufflers, the dullards, the cheeky, and a small number of boys who could not seem to help getting up to mischief.”
“Stewart told me on the phone recently that he's started getting up at3A.M.to slug down whiskey, that his body has an uncontrollable craving for it.”
““Oh, dear, you are late,” said Aunt Ellsbeth, getting up to lift the piano lid and take from underneath the heavy silver frame that enclosed the photograph of a fat woman with a very sweet face.”
“I remember that it was just as we were getting up from the breakfast-table that one of our neighbors, Sol Grant, old General Grant's youngest son, rushed in without knocking, his face as white as a sheet, and his cap on hind-side before, and called out hurriedly:”
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