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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of uprise.

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

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Examples

  • Shelley may have first seen the word in "The Ancient Mariner"; but he employs it more correctly than Coleridge, who seems to have mistaken it for a preterite-form (= 'uprose') whereas in truth it serves either as the third person singular of the present (= 'upriseth'), or, as here, for the verbal substantive (= 'uprising').

    The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley — Volume 1

  • A solitary white feather uprose from his kinky, glossy, black hair.

    CHAPTER IX

  • Coral patches uprose everywhere from the turquoise depths, running the gamut of green from deepest jade to palest tourmaline, over which the sea filtered changing shades, creamed lazily, or burst into white fountains of sun-flashed spray.

    CHAPTER X

  • In the big spotted cats he recognized the hereditary enemy, and, even before he was thrust into the cage, his neck was all a-prickle as the skin nervously tightened and the hair uprose stiff-ended.

    CHAPTER XXIX

  • He halted his horse, for beside the spring uprose a wild

    Chapter VIII

  • Another man by the same table uprose and began to read aloud from many fine sheets of paper.

    THE LEAGUE OF THE OLD MEN

  • In her mind she compared them with the woman who poured the tea, and there uprose in contrast the gourds and pannikins of the Toyaat village and the clumsy mugs of Twenty Mile, to which she likened herself.

    THE STORY OF JEES UCK

  • Then something uprose within him, and told him, that "a man's a man for a 'that, for a' that, and twice as much as a 'that."

    Mary Barton

  • Then old Tarwater's heart uprose again as the air was rent by a cyclone of profanity, from the midst of which crackled sentences like: - Dirty skunks! ...

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • They commanded me to go with them, and they were not kind in their commanding; and as I uprose, the head of the giant harpooner was rolled off my feet, past the edge of the mat, into the sand.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

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