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- v. To bear up; raise aloft; support in an elevated situation; sustain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To bear up; to raise aloft; to support in an elevated situation; to sustain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bear, carry, or raise aloft; lift; elevate; sustain aloft.
- To support; sustain.
- To hold up; commend.
After the door had slammed, Havig must sit down for a minute; his knees would not upbear him.
At his present height, and well beyond, the Jovian air is still dense enough to upbear objects of considerable specific gravity.
At his present height, and well beyond, the Jovian air is still dense enough to upbear objects of consider-able specific gravity.
Her voice shook with a pathetic tremor, became hoarse and almost inaudible; her eyes sank, or wandered wildly; her brow was bathed with the sweat of a secret agony; she might have given way utterly under the paralyzing spell, had not some sudden inspiration of genius or love, a prophetic thrill of power, or a memory of her unwearied babe, come to nerve, to upbear her.
Thereon bade he upbear the athelings 'treasures, 1920
Gila, in her most imperial mood, wearing a bewildering imported frock whose simple intricacies and daring contrasts were well calculated to upbear a determined spirit in a supreme combat, awaited his coming impatiently.
No awning was spread over the square, this evening, and every eye beheld the ascent of the resurrected saints, a wondrous cloud seeming to upbear them upon its billowy whiteness.
And the flowers and the grass-blades his memory upbear;
The purport of my address is the conservation of life; the development of physical and moral power as well as of mental alertness; the creation of bravery and the evolution of that higher and broader element -- courage; the formation of character sturdy enough to upbear a
Waves, and an oblong shield their stalwart arms upbear.