- to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise: He arose from his chair when she entered the room.
- to awaken; wake up: He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.
- to move upward; mount; ascend: A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.
- to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up: New problems arise daily.
- to result or proceed; spring or issue (sometimes followed by from): It is difficult to foresee the consequences that may arise from this action. After such destruction many problems in resettlement often arise.
Origin of arise
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3. climb. 4. emerge, flow, emanate.
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Examples from the Web for arising
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Counter him with Yeats or Pound, who, arising from the same milieu, opted to support Hitler and Mussolini.David Maraniss’s ‘Barack Obama: The Story’ Excerpted in Vanity Fair: Juiciest Bits
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The same compassionate sympathy was arising from all the beds in the ward.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He had a watery feeling, as if just arising from a long illness.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
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Great chances of fortune were arising, but he had no capital.A Zola Dictionary
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Dimness of sight, arising from weakness or inflammation, is best relieved by frequent washing of the eyes with cold water.
Arising from her seat with difficulty, she walked tremblingly to the door.Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective
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- to come into being; originate
- (foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; resultguilt arising from my actions
- to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position
- to come into notice
- to move upwards; ascend
Old English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see rise
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Word Origin and History for arising
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