- stretched upward, as the arms.
Origin of upstretched
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Examples from the Web for upstretched
I could see her upstretched arms holding her children out of the water.The Flood
The kiss deepened between them; his head bent, hers upstretched.Beggars on Horseback
F. Tennyson Jesse
At last the upstretched feelers were whipping back and forth almost too swiftly for the eye to follow.
The pigskin flew away from him at least two feet above Wirts upstretched hands and went rolling and bobbing toward the goal line.Center Rush Rowland
Ralph Henry Barbour
Adam with upstretched arms appeals to God, and the curtain falls.
- (esp of the arms) stretched or raised up
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