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  • n. Plural form of uprush.


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  • In the last ten years we have had in America three unequaled uprushes and collapses of speculation in the three chief elements of wealth: commodities, land, and securities.

    Whirlwinds of Speculation

  • Our ancestors called these uprushes the solicitations of the devil, seeking to destroy the Christian soul; and regarded them with justice as an opportunity of testing our spiritual strength.

    The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day

  • All who are or may be concerned with the spiritual training, help, and counselling of others ought clearly to recognize that there are elements in religious experience which represent, not a true sublimation, but either disguised primitive cravings and ideas, or uprushes from lower instinctive levels: for these experiences have their special dangers.

    The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day

  • And yet -- catching that sharp-toothed smile, I felt my faith in him for the first time shaken by one of those unaccountable uprushes of intuition which perplex and disturb.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • Before the war Morrie's great drinking came seldom, by fits and bursts and splendid unlasting uprushes; after the war the two states tended to approach till they merged in one continual sickly soaking.

    The Tree of Heaven

  • As we entered the lake of cloud the sunlight became fainter, uprushes of cold mists struck us, gloom settled, denser and denser grew the fog, drops of condensed vapor dripped from the trees under which we passed.

    In Indian Mexico (1908)

  • It has been found that both uprushes and downrushes occur, but there is no marked predominance of either in a sun-spot.

    History of Astronomy

  • Lockyer, moreover, has seen a prominence 40,000 miles high shattered in ten minutes; while uprushes have been witnessed by Respighi, of which the initial velocities were judged by him to be 400 or 500 miles a second.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • From these falls result, primarily, spots; secondarily, through the answering uprushes in which chemical and mechanical forces co-operate, their girdles of flame-prominences.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • These appear to be uprushes of matter in the gaseous state, the upward movement being upon the margins of the field and a downward motion taking place in the middle of the irregular opening, which is darkened in its central part, thus giving it, when seen by an ordinary telescope, the aspect of a black patch on the glowing surface.

    Outlines of the Earth's History A Popular Study in Physiography


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