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upbear

[uhp-bair]
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verb (used with object), up·bore, up·borne, up·bear·ing.
  1. 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
Related formsup·bear·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Hildebrand struggled to rise; Sebastian upbore at one side, Odon at the other.

    God Wills It!

    William Stearns Davis

  • Some people love to garner up and cherish mementos of the dead; and dead enough are the tremulous flutterings they then upbore.

  • One thought, however, upbore Frieda until she was able to withdraw from the dining room.

    The Ranch Girls in Europe

    Margaret Vandercook

  • Deep and raggedly they drove, impelled by the brief flash of power that upbore their owner.

    Lad: A Dog

    Albert Payson Terhune