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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of upheave.


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  • One can no more prevent thought from recurring to an idea than one can the sea from returning to the shore: the sailor calls it the tide; the guilty man calls it remorse; God upheaves the soul as he does the ocean.

    Les Miserables

  • No southerly tempest smites the bark, no long groundswell upheaves her; for a bold point, known as the “Haven-head,” baffles the storm in the offing, while the bulky rollers of a strong spring-tide, that need no wind to urge them, are broken by the shifting of the shore into a tier of white-frilled steps.


  • Oh, ruler of Olympus, all-powerful king of the gods, great Zeus, it is thou whom I first invoke; protect this chorus; and thou too, Posidon, whose dread trident upheaves at the will of thy anger both the bowels of the earth and the salty waves of the ocean.

    The Clouds

  • This deed, this breath dilates to the proportions of Spirit, and upheaves the low roof of Time, which is no sky for the soul.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 76, February, 1864

  • How noiselessly and gently it upheaves its little way,

    Leaves of Life For Daily Inspiration

  • But, independently of any abstract reasoning drawn from the nature of moral and intelligent beings, FACTS have been elicited in the discussion of the point before us, proving slavery everywhere (especially Southern slavery, maintained by enlightened Protestants of the nineteenth century) replete with torments and horrors -- the direst form of oppression that upheaves itself before the sun.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

  • For a moment the canoe pauses, steadies herself, then dips her head as the stern upheaves, and down we plunge among more rocks than ever.

    The Drama of the Forests Romance and Adventure

  • For I wake in the gray dewy covert, while Hebron upheaves

    Robert Browning: How to Know Him

  • How noiselessly and gently it upheaves its little way


  • And so, as they cannot talk about it coherently, any more than a lion struck by an arrow can give a learned dissertation on his wound, they act, .. and the heat and fury of their action upheaves dynasties!



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