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upbear

[uhp-bair] /ʌpˈbɛər/
verb (used with object), upbore, upborne, upbearing.
1.
to bear up; raise aloft; sustain or support.
Origin of upbear
1250-1300
First recorded in 1250-1300, upbear is from the Middle English word upberen. See up-, bear1
Related forms
upbearer, noun
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  • What would crush a swift-thinking man is upborne by the denser tide.

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • upborne by the conductor, he did manage to endure two rehearsals.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter
  • Where were the ideals of his youth, the lofty aspirations that had upborne him then?

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

    The Patrician John Galsworthy
  • Peleg departed nervously, upborne by the congregational esteem.

    Ghetto Comedies

    Israel Zangwill
  • My hands were also upborne by the humble prayers of faithful ones.

    Memoir of Rev. Joseph Badger Elihu G. Holland
  • As Dante is led by Vergil, so Chaucer is upborne by an eagle.

  • Then they had no doubt that they could soar or hover in the air, upborne by their wings.

    Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales Hans Christian Andersen
  • They did not feel the need of sleep, and they were upborne, too, by a great exaltation.

    The Scouts of the Valley Joseph A. Altsheler
  • upborne by an unwavering trust, untouched by doubt or fear, he exulted in all he saw.

    South Sea Tales Jack London

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