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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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  • In reality he was at no period so full of life and health, so harmoniously inspired and upborne by a great enthusiasm.

  • He had the wonderful, upborne feeling of man on the verge of achievement.

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • Who still, upborne by joy, in smiles was found, With step elate that scarcely press'd the ground.

  • What would crush a swift-thinking man is upborne by the denser tide.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • upborne by an unwavering trust, untouched by doubt or fear, he exulted in all he saw.

    South Sea Tales Jack London
  • Peleg departed nervously, upborne by the congregational esteem.

    Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
  • Nevertheless, with those natures which are enthusiast—which are upborne by excitement—there is also a weakness.

    A Beleaguered City Mrs. Oliphant
  • Tom Chist was gone for almost an hour, though he ran nearly all the way and back, upborne as on the wings of the wind.

  • But the veteran was upborne by the success of the day and his belief in ultimate victory.

    The Shades of the Wilderness Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The service comes to a close in one great surging chant, upborne on the throbbing waves of the organ notes.

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield

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