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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of upbear.


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  • It did not sink, for its own cake still upbore it, but in a whirl they saw dark water show for an instant within a foot of them.


  •     Singly the left upbore in wool soft-hooded a distaff,

    Poems and Fragments

  • The sea upbore me, flood of the tide, on Finnish land, the welling waters.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • We knew that we upbore our world on our shoulders; and that through the labour of our hands it was sustained and strengthened — and we were contented.

    Woman and Labour

  • The sea that drowned some ships upbore all others, and in its depths swam whales and over their heads beat wings.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • It was an airy room with a view over salt water that danced and glittered and upbore white wings of sailboats.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Down its width on his right he spied the column that upbore Justinian's equestrian statue in the Forum of Constantine and beyond it, just glimpsed, the walls of the Imperial palace grounds, senate house, law courts, Hippodrome; the domes of Hagia Sophia; the gardens and shining buildings on the Acropolis: glories raised through lifetime after transient lifetime.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • The complexity of roots, trunks, boughs, which upbore the leaf-crown they saw, lay beyond their ken.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • A boy and a girl sat on Wolund's Barrow just under the dolmen it upbore.

    The Queen of Air and Darkness

  • Wide, ribbed wings upbore sticklike torsos, grotesque empennage, beaks and claws.

    A Circus of Hells


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