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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of up-end.


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  • But we are talking about children whose lives have been up-ended.

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  • But the real spark was when I decided to write a spy or action thriller novelthat deliberately up-ended all the formal conventions.

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  • Her work is noted for creating sculptures and environments that invoke classical icons, up-ended feminist imagery and formal pursuits.

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  • Immediately the lifts and lower-topsail sheets parted, and with a fore-and-aft pitch of the ship the spar up-ended and crashed to the deck upon Number Three hatch, destroying that section of the bridge in its fall.


  • I thought it was a monster snake, up-ended, rearing its head high above the trees and swaying back and forth.


  • The caretaker comes in to find you this way, a beach ball up-ended on your face, half-inflated, as you walk to the living room, on your walker, in an instant of bravery, and then sit on the couch with the soft plastic touching your lips and cheeks.

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  • [Christine O'Donnell's] shocking victory in the Delaware Republican primary was a breakthrough for the conservative Tea Party movement that has up-ended U.S. politics.

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  • Many suddenly realized how their lives could be up-ended, and they were unhappy.

    Brian Ross: The (Other) Palm Beach Story: Feds & States Tinkering with Education Get Unplanned Results

  • Under the three it up-ended and rolled sidewise, throwing them back into the water.


  • In the jams of that relay, where the way led across a chaos of up-ended ice-cakes, and where Smoke slipped off the forward end of the sled and with a haul-rope toiled behind the wheel-dog, he passed three sleds.



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