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[uhp-bair] /ʌpˈbɛər/
verb (used with object), upbore, upborne, upbearing.
to bear up; raise aloft; sustain or support.
Origin of upbear
First recorded in 1250-1300, upbear is from the Middle English word upberen. See up-, bear1
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upbearer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Hildebrand struggled to rise; Sebastian upbore at one side, Odon at the other.

    God Wills It! William Stearns Davis
  • Some people love to garner up and cherish mementos of the dead; and dead enough are the tremulous flutterings they then upbore.

  • One thought, however, upbore Frieda until she was able to withdraw from the dining room.

    The Ranch Girls in Europe Margaret Vandercook
  • Deep and raggedly they drove, impelled by the brief flash of power that upbore their owner.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune

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