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Uprise  n.  The act of rising; appearance above the horizon; rising. (R.) "Did ever raven sing so like a lark, That gives sweet tidings of the sun's uprise?"

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"Uprise" Quotes from Famous Books

... kibosh before they break out and scratch the paint off the government property. That's why I'm down here now in this mildewed coast town. The governor of the district and his crew are plotting to uprise. I've got every one of their names, and they're invited to listen to the phonograph to-night, compliments of H. P. M. That's the way I'll get them in a bunch, and things are on the programme ...
— Cabbages and Kings • O. Henry

... southwards, but towards Germany, he seemed to trace the outspread of a faint, not wholly natural, aurora over the dark northern country. And it was in an actual sunrise that the news came which finally put him on the directest road homewards. One hardly dared breathe in the rapid uprise of all-embracing light which seemed like the intellectual rising of the Fatherland, when up the straggling path to his high beech-grown summit (was one safe nowhere?) protesting over the roughness of the way, came the too familiar voices ...
— Imaginary Portraits • Walter Pater

... the general happiness did take place, but they were of a temporary nature, and apparent rather than real. The first was the downfall of young Harry Greenacre, and the other the uprise of Mrs. Lookaloft and ...
— Barchester Towers • Anthony Trollope

... manful in her eyes, A splendid bloodless knight to gain the skies, A blood-hot son of Earth by all her signs, Desireing and desireable he shines; As peaches, that have caught the sun's uprise And kissed warm gold till noonday, even as vines. Earth fills him with her juices, without fear That she will cast him drunken down the steeps. All woman is she to this man most dear; He sows for bread, and she in ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... used in Middle English as a noun, and regularly as the 3d pers. sing. pres. ind. of the verb "uprise." In "The Reves Tale" line 329, however, Chaucer uses, it in a context of past tenses, as Coleridge does here, as if it were a weak preterit; and Chaucer uses "rist up" in the same way several ...
— Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Select Poems • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

... isle-seeming Kraken, With whose great rise the ocean all is shaken And a heart-tremble quivers through the deep; Give me that growth which some perchance deem sleep, Wherewith the steadfast coral-stems uprise, Which, by the toil of gathering energies, Their upward way into clear sunshine keep, Until, by Heaven's sweetest influences, Slowly and slowly spreads a speck of green Into a pleasant island in the seas, Where, mid fall palms, the cane-roofed home is seen, And wearied men shall sit at ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell • James Lowell

... my sons again," The Southland to the Northland cries; "For all my dead, on battle plain, Thou biddest my dying now uprise: I still my sobs, I cease my tears, And thou ...
— Poems: Patriotic, Religious, Miscellaneous • Abram J. Ryan, (Father Ryan)

... he rose and showed with fair design * Those calves of legs whose pearly shine make light in nightly gloom: Wonder not an my flesh uprise as though 'twere Judgment-day * When every shank shall bared be and that is ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 9 • Richard F. Burton

... behold those eyes So bright, so crystal-clear, I feel within my own uprise A sympathetic tear; But supper's call one must obey, And so ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, June 10, 1914 • Various

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