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upbear

[ uhp-bair ]
/ ʌpˈbɛər /
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verb (used with object), up·bore, up·borne, up·bear·ing.

to bear up; raise aloft; sustain or support.

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Origin of upbear

First recorded in 1250–1300, upbear is from the Middle English word upberen.See up-, bear1

OTHER WORDS FROM upbear

up·bear·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for upbear

  • Approach!The incrusted surface shall upbear thy steps,And the broad arching portals of the groveWelcome thy entering.

  • If they sometimes subdue, they must finally upbear me, for I seek the universal,—and that must be the best.

    At Home And Abroad|Margaret Fuller Ossoli
  • Kneeling Norman nobles carved in white marble upbear the simple, boxlike mass of porphyry upon their armored shoulders.

    Vistas in Sicily|Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • If they sometimes subdue, they must finally upbear me, for I seek the Universal—and that must be the best.

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