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


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  • God; in fact, "isles" are mountains upheaved from the bed of the sea by volcanic agency; only that he seems here to have passed from unintelligent creatures (Isa 40: 12) to intelligent, as nations and lands, that is, their inhabitants.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The whole vast plain in which it "towers alone," is covered with the evidences of volcanic action; can it then, in one of those tremendous efforts of nature, which scattered these fragments of rock over so great an extent, have been upheaved from the bed of the earth, and left as a monument of some mighty convulsion?

    Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • It was a tremendous leap, and so nearly beyond the compass of Kettle's powers that he was scarcely able to retain his foothold, but stood for a moment on the edge of the vessel with shield and sword upheaved, as he staggered to regain his balance.

    Erling the Bold

  • Stripped to a pair of cotton trousers, with a dripping cutlass in one hand and a Colt's revolver in the other, an adventurer at the head of a bunch of dogs as desperate as himself fought his way across the reeking decks of a Chinese junk, to close in single combat with a gigantic one-eyed pirate who stood by the helm with a ring of dead men about him and a great two-handed sword upheaved ....

    The Cruise of the Jasper B.

  • When Frank was at his creative peak in the mid-fifties, a young Elvis hit with the hammer that was Rock & Roll, knocking Sinatra down several pegs as popular music upheaved huge and fearsome stalagmites around him.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • All hands held on while the hull upheaved and smashed down on the brittle coral and the warm seas swept over them.


  • Hereupon a wave like a steep mountain rose aloft in front as though rushing upon them, ever upheaved above the clouds; nor would you say that they could escape grim death, for in its fury it hangs over the middle of the ship, like a cloud, yet it sinks away into calm if it meets with a skilful helmsman.

    The Argonautica

  • They saw what had happened, however, and beheld the barbarian set his foot on their companion, and brandish high his formidable weapon, the whistling sound of which made the old arch ring ominously, while he paused an instant, with his weapon upheaved, ere he gave the finishing blow to his enemy.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • The raw system left behind by the robot provides a basic framework for shelter, infrastructure, and structural stability in an upheaved landscape.

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • Kipling painted a more vivid picture: "Then a golden mystery upheaved itself on the horizon -- a beautiful winking wonder that blazed in the sun."

    Glorious Golden Pagoda


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