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[uhp-strecht] /ʌpˈstrɛtʃt/
stretched upward, as the arms.
Origin of upstretched
First recorded in 1555-65; up- + stretch + -ed2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I could see her upstretched arms holding her children out of the water.

    The Flood Emile Zola
  • The kiss deepened between them; his head bent, hers upstretched.

    Beggars on Horseback F. Tennyson Jesse
  • At last the upstretched feelers were whipping back and forth almost too swiftly for the eye to follow.

  • The pigskin flew away from him at least two feet above Wirts upstretched hands and went rolling and bobbing toward the goal line.

    Center Rush Rowland

    Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Adam with upstretched arms appeals to God, and the curtain falls.

  • He did not see a tree whose branches he could reach with his upstretched arm.

    The Kentucky Warbler

    James Lane Allen
  • The calf could just reach its bushy edges with his upstretched muzzle, but he could get no foothold by which to clamber out.

    The Kindred of the Wild Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Straight for his upstretched hands flew the ball, like a brown streak, and not until too late did Parkinson see her danger.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The pigskin cleared the upstretched hands by inches only, but cleared them and sailed safely over the bar.

    Quarter-Back Bates Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The ball bounded away from an upstretched hand and Carmine fell on it at the twenty-two yards.

    Left Tackle Thayer Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for upstretched


(esp of the arms) stretched or raised up
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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