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Uprise   /ˈəpraɪz/   Listen

(past uprose; past part. uprisen; pres. part. uprising)
Come into existence; take on form or shape.  Synonyms: arise, develop, grow, originate, rise, spring up.  "A love that sprang up from friendship" , "The idea for the book grew out of a short story" , "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
Ascend as a sound.
Rise up as in fear.  Synonyms: bristle, stand up.  "It was a sight to make one's hair uprise!"
Rise to one's feet.  Synonyms: arise, get up, rise, stand up.
Come up, of celestial bodies.  Synonyms: ascend, come up, rise.  "The sun uprising sees the dusk night fled..." , "Jupiter ascends"
Move upward.  Synonyms: arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise.  "The smoke arose from the forest fire" , "The mist uprose from the meadows"
Return from the dead.  Synonyms: resurrect, rise.  "The dead are to uprise"
Get up and out of bed.  Synonyms: arise, get up, rise, turn out.  "They rose early" , "He uprose at night"

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"Uprise" Quotes from Famous Books

... and observes, if a more monotonous, a more secure and comfortable tenor of life. This change is of course due to a cause which lies very near the surface—to the gradual effacement of the deeply-cut separating lines between the orders of society, and the stealthy uprise of the class, which is fast gathering all power ...
— Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine • William Carew Hazlitt

... World. My motto might have been, "Leave us to ourselves; let us try what we can contrive." What was I to do with a constitution unjust to the bulk of the colonists, as well as to the Maoris; a plan going tilt against the federation idea which I hoped would, in future years, uprise in every country speaking ...
— The Romance of a Pro-Consul - Being The Personal Life And Memoirs Of The Right Hon. Sir - George Grey, K.C.B. • James Milne

... death-bed. Galileo tasted the sweets of the Inquisition. Tycho Brahe was exiled. And Kepler himself was persecuted all his life, hounded from city to city. And yet the sixteenth century will ever be memorable in the history of the human mind. The breaking down of external authority, the uprise of the spirit of inquiry, of skepticism, and the splendid scientific conquests that came in consequence, inaugurated a mighty movement which separates the present promises of mankind from all past ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 30, April, 1860 • Various

... administration. It's one of my little chores as private secretary to smell out these revolutions and affix the 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 ...
— Cabbages and Kings • O. Henry

... inspires a confidence that things mend. This is the moral of all we learn; it warrants Hope, the prolific mother of all reforms. Our part is plainly not to block improvement or to sit until we are stone but to watch the uprise of progressive mornings and to conspire with the new ...
— The Family and it's Members • Anna Garlin Spencer

... peaks uprise As old and scornful as your race, And fringed with firths of lucent dyes The jewelled beach your limbs embrace. Oh bather, may those Western gems Remind ...
— Ionica • William Cory (AKA William Johnson)

... noble afar off and they repel us; why should we intrude? Late,—very late,—we perceive that no arrangements, no introductions, no consuetudes or habits of society would be of any avail to establish us in such relations with them as we desire,—but solely the uprise of nature in us to the same degree it is in them; then shall we meet as water with water; and if we should not meet them then, we shall not want them, for we are already they. In the last analysis, love is only the reflection of a man's own worthiness from other men. ...
— Essays, First Series • Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words linked to "Uprise" :   fall, skyrocket, soar, rocket, uranology, emerge, mount, uplift, soar up, follow, zoom, bubble, upraise, head, climb up, return, change posture, locomote, climb, go, set, move, travel, soar upwards, raise, well up, come forth, surge, swell, resurge, take the floor, turn in, sit down, scend, chandelle, resurrect, lie down, astronomy, steam, come, go to bed, become

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