- simple past tense of arise.
- to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise: He arose from his chair when she entered the room.
- to awaken; wake up: He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach.
- to move upward; mount; ascend: A thin curl of smoke arose lazily from the cabin.
- to come into being, action, or notice; originate; appear; spring up: New problems arise daily.
- to result or proceed; spring or issue (sometimes followed by from): It is difficult to foresee the consequences that may arise from this action. After such destruction many problems in resettlement often arise.
Origin of arise
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Related Wordsemerge, begin, derive, appear, happen, originate, emanate, stem, rise, result, ensue, occur, mount, soar, head, spring, flow, start, follow, issue
Examples from the Web for arose
It opens with a bombastic set piece, but it was far less compelling than many of the little, dialogue-driven conflicts that arose.‘Game of Thrones’ Interactive FanFiction: Whoops, My Friend Was Speared in the Throat
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As always, the NRA suggests it is some kind of grassroots organization that arose out of a common concern.The NRA’s Multimillion-Dollar New Ad Campaign Is Despicable
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The familiar notion of the press as a watchdog for government only arose much later.How the News Business Found Its Footing
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There arose the likelihood that the monster had committed both attacks and might strike again.This Brooklyn 6-Year-Old’s Murderer Is Still on the Loose
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Louis sprang to his feet and I arose also, and flung the paper marked with the Yellow Sign to the ground.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
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February 20, 2014
He arose, as he spoke, and reverently placed the chaplet on the head of Plato.
She arose, gently placed his arm on the couch, and looked upon his face.
She arose, and would have gone around the table to him, but he met her with open arms.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The miseries of Tasso arose not only from the imagination and the heart.
It arose, I imagine, from an excess of the masculine element in his nature.Weighed and Wanting
- the past tense of arise
- to come into being; originate
- (foll by from) to spring or proceed as a consequence; resultguilt arising from my actions
- to get or stand up, as from a sitting, kneeling, or lying position
- to come into notice
- to move upwards; ascend
Old English ārīsan; related to Old Saxon arīsan, Old High German irrīsan; see rise
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Word Origin and History for arose
past tense of arise (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper