Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of uprear.

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Examples

  • Round and round and back again, stumbling and falling and rising, even uprearing at times on his hind-legs and lifting his foe clear of the earth, he struggled vainly to shake off the clinging death.

    The Clinging Death

  • A foaming rage flecked the lips that parted with a wild inarticulate cry, as it sprang in, swung the club mightily in both hands, and brought it down full on the head of the uprearing grizzly.

    When the World Was Young

  • The glowing greenish gauze was in a ferment, bubbling, uprearing, downfalling, and tentatively thrusting huge bodiless hands into the upper ether.

    CHAPTER 18

  • A foaming rage flecked the lips that parted with a wild inarticulate cry, as it sprang in, swung the club mightily with both hands, and brought it down full on the head of the uprearing grizzly .... [leaped] squarely upon the body, where, in the white electric light, resting on his club, he chanted a triumph in an unknown tongue ...

    “Samuel! There was a rolling wonder in the sound. Ay, there was!”

  • Though in truth he never had an iota of black uprearing as his feckless bigamist Biodaddy basically came, and left.

    Is it unacceptable for a white comic actor to impersonate Obama on SNL?

  • Then came rows of houses, with little vane – surmounted masts uprearing themselves from among the scarlet beans.

    Dombey and Son

  • Generally we were upheld by the knowledge that we were making progress towards the land where we would be, but there were days and nights when we lay hove to, drifting across the storm – whitened seas and watching, with eyes interested rather than apprehensive, the uprearing masses of water, flung to and fro by Nature in the pride of her strength.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • Each time I came to the end of my beat on the floe I could just see in the darkness the uprearing piles of pressure – ice, which toppled over and narrowed still further the little floating island we occupied.

    South: the story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914–1917

  • He drove with a stick with a curved spike at the end of it, which, when the elephant was bad, was hooked into the membranous “flapper,” always evoking the uprearing and brandishing of the proboscis, and a sound of ungentle expostulation, which could be heard a mile off.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • At first all that my staggering consciousness could realize was an immensity, an immeasurable uprearing that brought with it the same throat-gripping vertigo as comes from gazing downward from some great height — then a blur of white faces — intolerable shinings of hundreds upon thousands of eyes.

    The Moon Pool

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