But while the veil of privacy—for better or worse—has been lifted, the stigma still remains.
In April, the new democratically elected South Korean President, Lee Myung Bak lifted a ban on imported American beef.
It said the ban would be lifted as soon as the Tweets in question were removed.
I lifted her as high as I could midway up the slide and eased her down with a big, squeaky “wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee.”
But the flower I lifted from the table was fresh and fragile and filled the air with perfume.
He lifted his brows, pursing his lips whimsically; and Amelia laughed.
Jim swung his long legs off the couch and lifted Pen to her feet.
He lifted the flap of his desk and kept it up with his head while he surveyed the interior.
She touched the chair, the table; she lifted the cover of one of the dishes.
Tamasjo also stooped and lifted something that glittered in the sunlight.
c.1200, from Old Norse lypta "to raise," from Proto-Germanic *luftijan (cf. Middle Low German lüchten, Dutch lichten, German lüften "to lift;" Old English lyft "heaven, air," see loft). The meaning "steal" (as in shop-lift) is first recorded 1520s. Related: Lifted; lifting.
late 15c., "act of lifting," from lift (v.). Meaning "act of helping" is 1630s; that of "cheering influence" is from 1861. Sense of "elevator" is from 1851; that of "upward force of an aircraft" is from 1902. Meaning "help given to a pedestrian by taking him into a vehicle" is from 1712.
An upward force acting on an object. Lift can be produced in many ways; for example, by creating a low-pressure area above an object, such an airplane wing or other airfoil that is moving through the air, or by lowering the overall density of an object relative to the air around it, as with a hot air balloon. Compare drag. See also airfoil, buoyancy. See Note at aerodynamics.
Intoxicated by narcotics; high, stoned (1990s+ Narcotics)