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[uhp-lif-ter] /ʌpˈlɪf tər/
a person or thing that uplifts.
a person engaged in or devoted to social or moral uplift.
Origin of uplifter
First recorded in 1575-85; uplift + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The uplifter was glad enough to ignore the remark in his effort to get the dice under cover.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • One of the uplifter's admirers offered verbal encouragement.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Honey Tone Boone, the uplifter, trailed along with the policeman.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • Lily the mascot had seen fit to accept the uplifter's invitation.

    Lady Luck Hugh Wiley
  • He was to the end of the chapter a recognized prophet, an uplifter and leader.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
  • It is an object that appeals to the uplifter who is anxious to "get results."

  • She no longer knew herself, she, the uplifter, a crouching suppliant.

    Paths of Judgement Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • The uplifter saw the men between heats drinking beer out of tin pails.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
  • I did not gather from the way he talked about it that he had any idea of being an uplifter.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • She was the delight of the eye and of the ear, the soother of groans, the refuge of distress, the uplifter of the heart.

    Tales of the Five Towns Arnold Bennett

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