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  • verb Present participle of upshoot.

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Examples

  • He stopped at the sight of the place with its deep tiled roof, nestling under big trees — you never get a decently big, decently shaped tree by the seaside — its sign towards the roadway, its sun-blistered green bench and tables, its shapely white windows and its row of upshooting hollyhock plants in the garden.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • And if that growth has resembled the sudden upshooting of a mushroom, if it must fall because it is premature, it is nevertheless real and must have tremendous effect on all that follows.

    Six Red Months in Russia: An Observer's Account of Russia Before and During the Proletarian Dictatorship

  • In this world of noxious and repulsive weeds, what sudden startling upshooting of what beautiful flowers!

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume II

  • As if the reproach were just the spur his courage and his intelligence had needed, his face suddenly glowed with the upshooting fire of an inspiration.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise, Volume I

  • He stopped at the sight of the place with its deep tiled roof, nestling under big trees -- you never get a decently big, decently shaped tree by the seaside -- its sign towards the roadway, its sun-blistered green bench and tables, its shapely white windows and its row of upshooting hollyhock plants in the garden.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • He had one final sense impression of a swift upshooting of the lights,

    Darkness and Dawn

  • As if the reproach were just the spur his courage and his intelligence had needed, his face suddenly glowed with the upshooting fire of an inspiration.

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise

  • In this world of noxious and repulsive weeds, what sudden startling upshooting of what beautiful flowers!

    Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise

  • We do not, at this point, need to go into the question whether this philosophy is consistent throughout with the present position of natural science which predicts for the earth a possible end and for its inhabitability, a fairly certain one; which, therefore, also recognizes that in human history there is not only an upshooting but also a down-growing branch.

    Feuerbach: The roots of the socialist philosophy

  • Before the central window there is a beautiful sheet of water, and a fountain upshooting itself and plashing into it, with a continuous and pleasant sound.

    Passages from the English Notebooks, Complete

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