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  • adj. Lifted, raised, held high.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of upraise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. held up in the air


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  • Her right hand held her sword upraised, but she didn't move, and then she released from the powerful grip of her left arm my struggling brother and sister.

    Vittorio, The Vampire

  • He rushed straight for Eldran's wife and daughter, sword upraised!

    Conan The Hunter

  • Arturis froze; a fog or a mist enveloped him for the least of moments, and when it cleared there was a heroic stone statue upon the top step, stone sword upraised and a look of purest fury upon its face.

    Fortress Of Frost And Fire

  • He looked up and saw an elven warrior, sword upraised, standing several feet away from him.

    Riverwind the Plainsman

  • Eyes closed, sword upraised, he engaged his mastery and summoned.


  • McDougal, of Newark, Ohio, commanding a company in the 3d Ohio, who, with sword upraised, and cheering on his noble boys, received a fatal shot, actually stepped some eight or ten paces before falling.

    Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive

  • She approaches him with sword upraised to slay him; he looks up at her; their eyes meet; she lets the sword fall, and bids him begone and trouble her no more.

    Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde"; an essay on the Wagnerian drama

  • Then, with sword upraised, he advanced cautiously toward the sleeping snake.

    Hunters Out of Space

  • It was but an instant, and with sword upraised, he rushed upon Gradasso who, noways disconcerted at the onset of this second foe, shouted his defiance, and thrust at him with his sword, but, having miscalculated the distance, scarcely reached him, and failed to pierce his mail.

    Legends of Charlemagne

  • Seeing him thus engaged, Orlando would not interfere, but ran with sword upraised upon Sobrino, and with one blow deprived him of sense and motion.

    Legends of Charlemagne


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