verb (used with object), up·bore, up·borne, up·bear·ing.

to bear up; raise aloft; sustain or support.

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 of upborne

  • What would crush a swift-thinking man is upborne by the denser tide.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • Upborne by the conductor, he did manage to endure two rehearsals.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

  • Where were the ideals of his youth, the lofty aspirations that had upborne him then?

  • He had the wonderful, upborne feeling of man on the verge of achievement.

    The Patrician

    John Galsworthy

  • Peleg departed nervously, upborne by the congregational esteem.

    Ghetto Comedies

    Israel Zangwill