a rule of transformational grammar that shifts the subject or object of an embedded clause into the subject or object position of the main clause, as in the derivation of The suspect appears to be innocent from It appears that the suspect is innocent.
- self-raising, adjective
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How to use raising in a sentence
Workers in a Kmart stood at the window, flashing peace signs and raisings fists in solidarity.
It was like pioneer days, when "barn-raisings" and "bees" made life worth while in a wild, stern land.Other Main-Travelled Roads | Hamlin Garland
These are the operations gone through for the two raisings of worms on the second and third day of the hatching.The Insect World | Louis Figuier
The "log-rollings," the "house-raisings," which always ended in a feast or barbecue, continued popular with the people.Sergeant York And His People | Sam Cowan
The fire-raisings and destruction of houses and vineyards were of a fierce brutality to match.The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) | John Morley
Mrs. Murphy, belle of the back East barn raisings, separated herself from the company.The Angel of the Gila: | Cora Marsland
British Dictionary definitions for raising
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