from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to act upon, as a foundation or hypothesis.


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  • But after that, all things are to go upon his Majestye's own purse out of the Tunnage and

    Andrew Marvell

  • He almost thought that, were it to do again, he would allow Mr. Monk to go upon his tour alone, and keep himself from the utterance of anything that so good a judge as Erle could call stump balderdash.

    Phineas Finn

  • In 1867 they joined with the Camanche, Cheyenne, and Arapaho in the noted Medicine Lodge treaty, in which they agreed to go upon a reservation, but it was not until the decisive battle of the Washita, under General Custer, 27

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • But as to the actual results in warfare, there was nothing but theory to go upon until that first day of May, 1898, when George Dewey steamed into the harbor of Manila, at the head of his squadron, and opened fire upon the Spanish fleet.

    American Men of Action

  • Flinders arranged with the Admiral there, Sir Roger Curtis, to exchange them ” as well as two others who from lack of sufficient strength were not suitable ” for four sailors upon the flagship, who made a pressing application to go upon a voyage of discovery.

    The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

  • When Mr. Owenson was asked why he did not cultivate his daughter's talent, he replied, 'If I were to cultivate their talent for music, it might induce them some day to go upon the stage, and I would rather buy them a sieve of black cockles to cry about the streets of Dublin than see them the first prima donnas of Europe.'

    Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century


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