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  • v. Past participle of upbear


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  • It struck me that he was joyous, in a ferocious sort of way; that he was glad there was an impending struggle; that he was thrilled and upborne with knowledge that one of the great moments of living, when the tide of life surges up in flood, was upon him.

    Chapter 17

  • The stupid lowly, and the humble lowly, only, went down on its knees at the penitent form, admitted its pathological weight and hurt of sin, eliminated and purged all its bafflements, and walked forth again upright under the sun, child-like and pure, upborne by Abel Ah Yo's god's arm around it.


  • And so, exalted, upborne by a sense of power, I turned my back on the howling inferno and climbed to the deck, where the fog drifted ghostly through the night and the air was sweet and pure and quiet.

    Chapter 26

  • Perhaps a purer time is near, when, upborne by a sense of the dignity of romance and the sacredness of life, man will refrain from laying rough hands on his mute brothers.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • As she talks the dim and shadowy figures of great knights on armor, on battle chargers which would have upborne the Norse gods, plunge over them all, through the hall.

    Empire of Dreams

  • Thompson, said Frances Willard, “caught the universal ear and set the key of that mighty orchestra, organized with so much toil and hardship, in which the tender and exalted strain of the Crusade violin still soared aloft, but upborne now by the clanging cornets of science, the deep trombones of legislation, and the thunderous drums of politics and parties.”


  • And those back parts are upborne by thighs smooth and round and by a calf like a column of pearl, and all this reposeth upon two feet, narrow, slender and pointed like spear-blades,247 the handiwork of the Protector and Requiter, I wonder how, of their littleness, they can sustain what is above them.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The air came laden with the fragrance it caught upon its way, and the bees, upborne upon its scented breath, hummed forth their drowsy satisfaction as they floated by.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • Even in the uttermost frenzy of energy is each maenad movement royally, imperially, incedingly upborne.

    Smoke and Mirrors: Internalizing the Magic Lantern show in _Vilette_

  • And there they were too, when it was dark, whilest the wild-caps was circling, as slow their ship, the winds aslight, upborne the fates, the wardorse moved, by courtesy of Mr Deaubaleau

    Finnegans Wake


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