Lifting

Definitions

  • "LIFTED THE BODY AS THOUGH IT HAD BEEN RED-HOT."
    "LIFTED THE BODY AS THOUGH IT HAD BEEN RED-HOT."
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Lifting Used in, or for, or by, lifting.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Kiln Door Carrier engaged to Door Ready for lifting Kiln Door Carrier engaged to Door Ready for lifting
THESEUS TRIES TO LIFT THE STONE THESEUS TRIES TO LIFT THE STONE
"Peter dared not lift his head." "Peter dared not lift his head."
ELEPHANT LIFTING TEAK LOGS ELEPHANT LIFTING TEAK LOGS
"IN SPITE OF ALL THEIR SKILL THESE INDIANS FOUND THEMSELVES PRESENTLY LIFTED INTO THE AIR, CANOES AND ALL." "IN SPITE OF ALL THEIR SKILL THESE INDIANS FOUND THEMSELVES PRESENTLY LIFTED INTO THE AIR, CANOES AND ALL."
Albert trying to lift basket of apples Albert trying to lift basket of apples
St. George Saw the Head of the Dragon Lifted from the Pool St. George Saw the Head of the Dragon Lifted from the Pool
He felt the net very heavy; and lifted it out quickly, with Tom all entangled in the meshes He felt the net very heavy; and lifted it out quickly, with Tom all entangled in the meshes

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: At lift off, US space shuttles weight about 4.5 million pounds.
    • n lifting The act of raising or rising.
    • n lifting A lift; aid; assistance.
    • n lifting An attempt; a tentative attack.
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Quotations

  • Oprah Winfrey
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    “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
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    “Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted.”
  • Elizabeth Harrison
    Elizabeth Harrison
    “Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.”
  • Cher
    Cher
    “Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. To us, exercise is nothing short of a miracle.”
  • Miss Piggy
    Miss Piggy
    “Never eat anything you can't lift.”
  • Miss Piggy
    Miss Piggy
    “Never eat more than you can lift.”

Idioms

A rising tide lifts all boats - This idiom, coined by John F Kennedy, describes the idea that when an economy is performing well, all people will benefit from it.
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Usage

In literature:

They are then lowered into the next bath, treated or worked in this, again lifted out and dropped into the wash waters.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
The fog had lifted, and it was possible to see to right and left of the greasy thoroughfare.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
He started to throw it away, and then lifted it to his lips.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
I blushed with vexation, when Ernest, lifting his grave eyes from his book, asked who was Richard Clyde.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
She lifted her lids and glanced about drowsily, then propped herself on one elbow.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
He would have lifted every one out of the way if she had been in a hurry.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
John could walk, but was powerless to help, and McQuarters had to be lifted and carried with the baggage.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Again Seth Craddock lifted his hand.
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
I was on her back in a moment, and, stooping, lifted mademoiselle swiftly to the crupper in front of me.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
Two hands gripped his arm and lifting him bodily back into the room, pushed him down into a chair.
"The Daffodil Mystery" by Edgar Wallace
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In poetry:

Lead me, lead me,
I see nowhere land!
Lift me, lift me,
I nowhere footing find!
"Ivar Ingemundson's Lay" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Take her up tenderly;
Lift her with care;
Fashion'd so slenderly,
Young, and so fair!
"The Bridge of Sighs" by Thomas Hood
O mighty Sowanna!
Thy gateways unfold,
From thy wigwam of sunset
Lift curtains of gold!
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Out of the gulf into the glory,
Father, my soul cries out to be lifted.
Dark is the woof of my dismal story,
Thorough thy sun-warp stormily drifted!—
Out of the gulf into the glory,
Lift me, and save my story.
"Contrition" by George MacDonald
Yea, hearken! Israel, lift thine head,
O lie no longer with the dead!
For every care, for every crime,
There yet is hope, there yet is time:
Lift eye and heart: from yonder Tree
Release and Life look down on thee.
"The Attraction Of The Cross" by Samuel John Stone
Friends! Lift your glasses to the sky!
We vow to nature's sovereign:
"We'll share our sorrow and our joy,
And place our hearts at freedom's feet!"
Friends! Lift your glasses to the sky!
We vow to nature's sovereign:
"We Love Noisy Parties" by Nikolay Mikhailovich Yazykov

In news:

Running back lifts unbeaten Stougton.
BELVEDERE — A lockdown has been lifted at Belvedere Elementary School but deputies were still searching Wednesday afternoon for a suspect who fled from a deputy.
Two Tips to Increase Your Lifts: Bench Press .
She has selected the number of lanterns to light and lift off for two reasons.
May's late magic with bat lifts Berwick past Pittston Area ROUNDUP.
Mickey McConnell lifts Gaels with epic shot.
Outside of school I lift weights, work for my dad's construction company, help care for our three horses.
Puma launches biodegradable shoes to aid nature, lift sales.
You Lift Me Up was a surprisingly strong one.
Boil Order in Blackfoot Has Been Lifted.
UMC blood bank gets face-lift.
Residents were given gas masks, Gov Ross Barnett was kept informed about the event and a massive structrure was built to lift the tanks out of the river.
The Doosan DL200TC tool carrier with parallel-lift linkage system keeps the work tool flat as it is lifted, an advantage when loads need to stay level.
Rotary Lift's parallelogram wash bay lift package has been updated to maximize bay space and product life.
Rotary Lift has updated its parallelogram wash bay lift package to maximize bay space and product life, according to the company.
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In science:

If each fα has strong approximate uniqueness of chain lifts then f has strong approximate uniqueness of chain lifts.
Inverse Limits of Uniform Covering Maps
If each fα has chain lifting then f has chain lifting.
Inverse Limits of Uniform Covering Maps
For each such ob ject, we will call lifting function any continuous definable map sending each pair (e, x), where x is an element of X and e is a point in p−1(x(0)), to a lifting of x starting at e.
Higher homotopy of groups definable in o-minimal structures
Since h(−, 0) = p ◦ p1 , where p1 : ¯Bf → E is the pro jection on the first component, we may lift h to a map λ : ¯Bf × I → E such that λ(−, 0) = p1 , which is a lifting function for f .
Higher homotopy of groups definable in o-minimal structures
The idea behind an extended lifting function is that it maps any triple (e, x, s), where x is a path, s is an element of I , and e is a point in p−1 (x(s)), to a lifting of x passing through e at time s.
Higher homotopy of groups definable in o-minimal structures
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