To lift up the voice


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To lift up the voice to cry aloud; to call out.
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In literature:

I should say even, that if experience and reflection could lift up their voices they would recommend to us the Nothing.
"Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I" by Friedrich Max Müller
The quartermaster soon began to lift up his voice.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
Stonor, all alone in a beautiful world, lifted up his voice to supply the missing praise.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
At the same time Mr. Boardman lifted up his voice in prayer to Him who alone can heal the sick.
"Log-book of Timothy Boardman" by Samuel W Boardman
Then all the women and children lifted up their voices together, and called to him in one last vain effort.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee?
"Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature" by Various
Even the least of the intellectuals feared not to lift up his voice in its presence and demand a hearing.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
The baby woke up and lifted her voice hungrily, and Helen ran away to her.
"Harper's Round Table, June 4, 1895" by Various
The children, most of them too small to know the reason why, lifted up their voices and wept.
"A Republic Without a President and Other Stories" by Herbert Ward
Ezrielk was very weakly, and too young to lead the service often, but what a stir he caused when he lifted up his voice in the Shool!
"Yiddish Tales" by Various

In poetry:

Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear
My voice ascending high;
To thee will I direct my prayer,
To thee lift up mine eye;
"Psalm 5" by Isaac Watts
The Lord is King! lift up thy voice,
O earth; and all ye heav’ns, rejoice!
From world to world the joy shall ring,
“The Lord omnipotent is King.”
"The Lord is King! lift up thy voice," by Josiah Conder
Father, you are not asked.
I am come. I am here. The red-dawn-wolf
Sniffs round your place.
Lifts up his voice and howls to the walls of the pueblo,
Announcing he's here.
"The Red Wolf" by D H Lawrence
Give thanks, happy Nation! for Mercy rejoices
O'er Judgment to Triumph and fill us with food;
Be glad, O ye People! and lift up your voices
To Him who is ever the Giver of good.
"Harvest Hymn: A Second" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Our city's cup overfloweth with the bounty of words, poetry and local voices lifting up their words to the ceiling for the pleasure of our eager ears.