Uplifting
Uplift Up*lift", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Uplifting}.] To lift or raise aloft; to raise; to elevate; as, to uplift the arm; to uplift a rock. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

Satan, talking to his nearest mate, With head uplift above the wave, and eyes That sparkling blazed. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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