American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To build up; increase or enlarge: sand dunes that were upbuilt by the wind.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To build up; edify; establish.
- up- + build (Wiktionary)
“He had not yet seen anything of the upbuild or the underneath of the Shu.”
“The upbuild was supposed to be a wonder if you saw it from the sea or some eminence where you could view it as a whole.”
“In a word, the final thought is that we labor to upbuild the being which we are, and not merely to build round our real self with marble and gold and precious stones.”
“The magic-like upbuild of the cantonment, moreover, was the signal for the extension of the electric line to encircle the very center of the big military city, thus adding an additional link of convenience.”
“I am satisfied the judgment of the country favors the policy of aid to our merchant marine, which will broaden our commerce and markets and upbuild our sea-carrying capacity for the products of agriculture and manufacture; which, with the increase of our Navy, mean more work and wages to our countrymen, as well as a safeguard to”
“Mrs. Sand came occasionally to upbuild her, and after that Laura had always a fresh remembrance of how much she had done in giving so generous a friend as”
“Yet I can only indicate his work, not portray it; tell some of its elements, and then leave them to the moral sympathies of the reader to upbuild.”
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“Mrs. Sand came occasionally to upbuild her, and after that Laura had always a fresh remembrance of how much she had done in giving so generous a friend as Duff Lindsay to the Army in Calcutta.”
“Stone by stone, and joy with moan, upbuild Babylon.”
“For there is a truly primitive and savage power in the imagination that could heap such piles of music, revel in the shattering fury of trumpets, upbuild choragic pyramids.”
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