let up

Definitions

  • "'Let me bind up your hand.'"
    "'Let me bind up your hand.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v let up reduce pressure or intensity "he eased off the gas pedal and the car slowed down"
    • v let up become less in amount or intensity "The storm abated","The rain let up after a few hours"
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Quotations

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “Let us, then, be up and doing, with a heart for any fate; still achieving, still pursuing, learn to labor and to wait.”
  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world lets them.”
  • Rod Laver
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    “The time your game is most vulnerable is when you're ahead, never let up.”
  • Horace
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    “Let your character be kept up the very end, just as it began, and so be consistent.”
  • Robert Browning
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    “I give the fight up: let there be an end, a privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.”
  • Tracy Austin
    Tracy Austin
    “To meet my goals, I couldn't let up when I was playing tennis.”

Usage

In literature:

They've been playing now for twenty-four hours, and goodness knows when they'll let up.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
Well now, let's fix up things.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Let's go to the County Clerk's and make him open up.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Let's go up to see Florence King and her bunch at the Beta house.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
She recalled now that he had hesitated when she had mentioned his name, no doubt making up his mind to let her think him other than he was.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Let them bring you and Caine up here in irons and put their arms down on the deck.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
When all the women and children are up, don't let any men pass you until you get word from me.
"In Search of El Dorado" by Harry Collingwood
Meantime, let's see what we can do toward cleaning you up.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
It took all she had to pay up Mike, so she could let him go.
"At the Little Brown House" by Ruth Alberta Brown
For this is Mr. Rabbit, that runs on the grass, So rise up, ladies, and let him pass.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
You couldn't climb up the sides without somebody had gone up there first with a rope and let it down to you.
"Dead Man's Land" by George Manville Fenn
He almost made up his mind to consult somebody, and if he did, why not Aunt Betty, who never let out secrets?
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Let it boil up once and serve.
"365 Luncheon Dishes" by Anonymous
Let's go up and see if we can see her from the top of the rocks.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
He let go his grip and came up to the surface, spouting.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Young Thomas told himself that night that Valley View gossip would drive him into an asylum yet if it didn't let up.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Then she let it out when she et up the pie and biscuit.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
You've been a-neglecting of 'em, sir, horrible; so just you come to me a little more and let me harden you up a bit.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
You can leave her to have tea up here, and let me go down with you.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Come on, Jim, let's follow him up.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
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In poetry:

Lift thou my thoughts up to the skies,
Where my Redeemer Jesus lies,
My soul let him, thro' faith, sustain,
That I may grace from Him obtain.
"A Prayer To Be Said Before Receiving Of The Sacrament" by Rees Prichard
He lives! he lives! Let joy again
Take up its rest with ransomed men:
The grave is void—the victory his;
And his the glory—ours the bliss.
"The Resurrection" by John Bowring
"Wake, husband, let not sleep o'erpower,
The Cobler's been at work this hour."
"Pho, dame, don't make so much ado,
I know he's up as well as you."
"The Cobbler" by William Hutton
Perhaps she ain't as good as you and I is,
And God don't want her up there in the sky,
And lets her live--to come in just when pie is--
Perhaps that's why!
"On The Landing" by Francis Bret Harte
O let thy sacred will
All thy delight in me fulfill!
Let me not think an action mine own way,
But as thy love shall sway,
Resigning up the rudder to thy skill.
"Obedience" by George Herbert
"Rise up, rise up now, Lord Douglas," she says,
"And put on your armour so bright;
Let it never be said that a daughter of thine
Was married to a lord under night.
"The Douglas Tragedy" by Andrew Lang

In news:

You psyche yourself up only to be let down because your expectations were so much higher than any film could deliver.
Britney Spears glammed up for an "X Factor" party in Los Angeles last night, but her Toxic tootsies let her down.
And before you go awww some more, let's say up front: nobody in this office is gonna deny dude a well-earned victory lap.
Let us help you get caught up on the news.
And so we decided to just run them for another few years to let technology catch up and get some more use from our initial investment.
Now, let's add another 20 degrees of size up by looking at the owner's vehicle.
In that spirit, let's bow our heads for a time and give it up for skirts .
Dont Let Mashups Smash Up .
Dont Let Mashups Smash Up.
To snag the best airfares, travelers need to be adventurous and willing to pick up at a moment's notice OK, now let's be realistic.
Don't let Salmonella sneak up on your herd.
Don't let glaucoma sneak up on you.
You are not allowed to let your city dog run loose now, and you have to pick up your dog poop.
Let's get powered up: Fuel cell runs on soybean oil .
Football season is officially under way, but let's hope our commentators are a little more up to speed on their play-by-play than our friends across the pond are with their soccer games.
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In science:

First, let us consider the probability that, for a single sphere, β does not cross the hard wall up to scale a.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
Given a Dyck path, let nj denote the number of up steps between level j − 1 and level j .
Enumeration of simple random walks and tridiagonal matrices
Let us consider an external field in the up(↑) direction.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Let us consider a spin which is oriented up (↑).
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Let nk denote the number of times the number k shows up and k runs from 1 to 6.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Let Le (t; α+ , α− ) be the length of the longest up/right path from (0, 0) to (t, t).
Riemann-Hilbert problems for last passage percolation
Let L(t, N ) be the length of the longest weakly-up/weakly-right path from (0, 1) to (t, N ).
Riemann-Hilbert problems for last passage percolation
For any ξ ∈ g let Yξ = {g ∈ G; Ad(g−1)ξ ∈ C + t + UP }.
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
Let the equality of two functions up to a spacetime diffeomorphism be denoted by “∼”.
General Covariance in Quantum Gravity
Let P : T′ → T be a morphism of Maltsev theories such that for each M in T′ -mod the morphism ηM : M → MP is a central extension and moreover the subvariety UP (T-mod) of T′ -mod contains all abelian T′ -models.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories
Let us remark that f (l) is defined up to a multiplicative constant.
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
Let i : U h P → UP be the natural inclusion.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
Let t be as in the proof of the Lemma; it is defined up to a sign, since c2 is unique.
On simple real Lie bialgebras
Let B be the event that the random walk visits at least n7/10 points up to time n.
The speed of biased random walk on percolation clusters
Let us check up now the integral relation (39).
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion
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