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


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  • They swam into her recognition like wraiths upsprung, as it were, from the sand itself or exhaled upon

    Doom Castle

  • Wistfulness upsprung as I reviewed my empty life, but rude reality suddenly uprose and obliterated ideality.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

  • But probably they each had had their chance of love, and the old bitterness upsprung that mine had not fallen athwart my pathway.

    Some Everyday Folk and Dawn

  • His course of action, likewise that of his friends, permitted him little obscurity, and when the rumors of his finally obtaining lodging at Beaver Beach, and of the celebration of his installation there, were presently confirmed, he stood in the lime-light indeed, as a Mephistopheles upsprung through the trap-door.

    The Conquest of Canaan

  • In the Man-Soul, till these had upsprung as if gods.

    Mastery of Self for Wealth Power Success

  • The whole scene seems Faery; or rather it enters now into our hearts to conceive how "the verdurous wall of Paradise upsprung."


  • Each cavalier spurred forward; when suddenly, a shower of darts and arrows rattled on their armour; and upsprung from bush and reeds, and rocky clift, a number of Moors, and with wild shouts swarmed around the

    Leila or, the Siege of Granada, Complete

  • And chirping from the ground the grasshopper upsprung.


  • But straight from earth that fierce old man upsprung;

    Orlando Furioso

  • 462: Pasturing at once, and in broad Herds upsprung:

    Paradise Lost (1667)


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