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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of build up.


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  • They think therefore that it is more probably a fragment of Gennadius's eight books "against all heresies", apparently the last part, in which, having confuted the heretics, he builds up a positive system.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The second order-paper looks like the kind of bleeding-heart liberal crap that builds up no end of a thirst.

    Conferences are Murder

  • "A nasty thing that," said Mr. Wood, vigorously; "and a man that builds up a flock from a stockyard often finds it out to his cost."

    Beautiful Joe: An Autobiography

  • Freiburg, 1896, and "Psalmenprobleme" (1902), builds up the metre chiefly upon the tonic principle, at the same time taking into account the morae or pauses due to quantity.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The reason that mercury in fish is such a big deal is that when mercury emissions from factories, coal-burning power plants (which provide power for the factories), and incinerators (which burn the Stuff made in factories) sink into the sediment of lakes, rivers, and oceans, anaerobic organisms turn those emissions into methylmercury.114 This form of mercury is a far more powerful toxin than even the original mercury, and it bioaccumulates, meaning it builds up from small fish to larger and larger ones, with concentrations becoming much higher near the top of the food chain, ending with humans.


  • + The subjective a posteriori method, which, from an examination of the phenomena of consciousness builds up empirically, that is, inductively, conclusions based on those phenomena;

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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