from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rising swell.
- v. To swell upward.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To swell or rise up.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To swell up; rise up.
For all the attention the Mideast protests have received, their most notable impact on the region thus far hasn't been an upswell of democracy.
The crowd began to cheer with a huge upswell of elation.
“There was such an upswell [by progressives] for single-payer that [leaders] opted for some compromise that would not have been given if there wasn't so much support for single-payer.”
In the past, when similar Arab-Israeli stalemates have gripped the region, and a void of creative ideas has caused an upswell of hopelessness for any "peace process," many have turned to New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to suggest new ideas or support thoughtful policy approaches for overcoming such a deadlock.
"There was such an upswell [by progressives] for single-payer that [leaders] opted for some compromise that would not have been given if there wasn't so much support for single-payer."
A secular take: don't wait by the river waiting for it to upswell and carry you away.
Surely, were the governments of the world and all their popularly associated implements of control to suddenly roll up and disappear at this very moment, there would be a significant upswell in oppression.
Why the upswell of interest after more than a decade of relative apathy?
There seems to be a big upswell of interest in holding this in Martinsville.
Between the proliferation of scammers, the upswell of misguided revolutionaries, and the surge in commercial authors with online presences, you can hardly browse a blog without getting smacked with some sort of writing advice.