uplift

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v uplift fill with high spirits; fill with optimism "Music can uplift your spirits"
    • v uplift lift up or elevate
    • v uplift lift up from the earth, as by geologic forces "the earth's movement uplifted this part of town"
    • n uplift a brassiere that lifts and supports the breasts
    • n uplift (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Uplift (Geol) A raising or upheaval of strata so as to disturb their regularity and uniformity, and to occasion folds, dislocations, and the like.
    • v. t Uplift To lift or raise aloft; to raise; to elevate; as, to uplift the arm; to uplift a rock. "Satan, talking to his nearest mate,
      With head uplift above the wave, and eyes
      That sparkling blazed."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n uplift An elevation.
    • uplift To lift or raise up; raise; elevate: literally or figuratively: as, to uplift the arm; uplifted eyes.
    • uplift Uplifted.
    • n uplift An upheaval. See upheaval.
    • n uplift Raising; elevation; mental, moral, or physical exaltation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Uplift up-lift′ to lift up or raise aloft
    • n Uplift a raising or upheaval of strata
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Quotations

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    “Reading the Scriptures is an uplifting experience.”
  • Michael Sky
    Michael Sky
    “The real challenge (in life) is to choose, hold, and operate through intelligent, uplifting, and fully empowering beliefs.”
  • Louis Cassels
    Louis Cassels
    “In confession... we open our lives to healing, reconciling, restoring, uplifting grace of him who loves us in spite of what we are.”
  • Robert Macneil
    Robert Macneil
    “Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.”

Usage

In literature:

She sat erect, enjoying the slow uplift and descent of the boat with a responsive body.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
Over him stood Maldar, his yataghan uplifted to strike.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Each student paused with uplifted pencil in her hand.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
Her face was uplifted, soft, beaming, bright.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
The uplifted poem to his daughter was written shortly before his death.
"Modern British Poetry" by Various
That's a good uplifting line of talk, Miss Laura.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
Three men glared at him with uplifted weapons.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
With ready skill, Hawkeye and his antagonist each grasped that uplifted arm of the other which held the dangerous knife.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
You can break all the banks in town uplifting the drama and never put it over.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
The head was uplifted in scorn.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
But Ranny was disturbed profoundly, shaken, excited, and most curiously uplifted.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
The next instant, out from the thicket leapt Grom, a towering figure, and stood with spear uplifted.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The geese trailed away with uplifted heads under the low grey sky.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The next moment her horse came cantering down the slope, and with uplifted whip she rode in among the men.
"The Wild Geese" by Stanley John Weyman
Close behind him, with his hatchet uplifted in the act of striking, was Conrad!
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
It is one of the chief stimulating and uplifting influences in rural education.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
He uplifted a white, haggard face.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
Every hand was stayed, each uplifted weapon lowered.
"The White Shield" by Bertram Mitford
She longed to be uplifted and borne in triumph as his life's queen!
"Mary" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
He involuntarily cringed from the expected blow, for he had caught a fleeting glimpse of an uplifted tomahawk; but it did not come.
"Campmates" by Kirk Munroe
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In poetry:

Lord, I was proud, uplifted.
I held my head so high;
And all the girls were doating
With love as we went by!
"The New Recruit" by Katharine Tynan
Hear how they call Thee
And come with arms uplifted!
They have their savior at hand,
And Thou sayest it never?
"Ivar Ingemundson's Lay" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Along and aloft 'twas uplifted,
From palace to palace led;
Men vowed 'twas the lily most gifted
Of lilies living or dead.
"A Snow-White Lily" by Alfred Austin
Aye! consecrated, without flaw,
Because upon that bloody sod,
My soul uplifted stood and saw
Where CHRIST had lately trod!
"Under One Blanket" by James Barron Hope
Once Thy guidance lost, I drift
On the rocks of bleak despair;
Ah! how many shipwrecked there,
Nevermore shall hope uplift.
"Drifting" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
What face? Oh, heart-uplifting thought,
That face may dawn on me
Which Moses on the mountain sought,
God would not let him see!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald

In news:

UPLift Yoga Bash & Benefit.
Hundreds of yogis of all levels participate in the 2012 UPLift Yoga Bash & Benefit held at the Chuck Jones Center in Costa Mesa on Thursday.
Planners of Loretto Funfest have decided to make their community celebration more uplifting this year by adding new attractions such as hot air balloon rides.
If you've been searching for a pop song with an uplifting beat and inspiring lyrics to match, look no further.
It has been called inspiring lovely uplifting and joyful.
Entertaining, uplifting and perfect for Sunday Morning.
Playground to get educational uplift to combine fun, learning.
Prayer collective enlists congregations in 'radical' devotion for community spiritual uplift.
Proponents are optimistic about receiving the Choice Grant but if the funds aren't there, they'll continue to uplift the community .
After nine months of battling brain cancer, David Lopez, a former Belen city councilor , has received uplifting news.
Many who participated in the book discussion as part of Interfaith Week left the main branch of Weber County Library feeling uplifted and renewed.
The Spirit of Goodwill uplifts, Nancy Reagan on PBS, the film version of 'Freakonomics,' and more recommendations.
Eat to beat the blues with these uplifting foods.
The new CD has traditional gospel music and soulful sounds that is uplifting.
A spiritually uplifting speaker, H.L.
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In science:

Let us now understand the five-dimensional uplift of the subtracted geometry itself.
General black holes, untwisted
Duality interpretation The uplift of the subtracted geometry is AdS3 × S 2 , supported by magnetic fluxes.
General black holes, untwisted
The above AdS3 × S 2 geometry has been obtained by applying to the five-dimensional uplift of a general non-extremal rotating four-dimensional black hole a set of hI Harrison transformations with αI = 1, followed by an α0 Harrison with parameter (2.26) and a rescaling.
General black holes, untwisted
In the above, we have shown that the h0 Harrison transformation corresponds to uplifting to M-theory and performing a specific coordinate transformation.
General black holes, untwisted
We have already observed that the h0 Harrison transformation corresponds to uplifting to M-theory (which turns the D0 charge into momentum) and then performing the “shift” SL(2, R) transformation (2.50).
General black holes, untwisted
The fields σ and ˜ζΛ should be dualized to the one-forms ω3 and AΛ 3 , which upon uplift yield the four-dimensional matter fields.
General black holes, untwisted
Finally, the non-abelian action associated to coincident M-waves is obtained by uplifting the Wess-Zumino action of a system of D0-branes.
Non-commutative Branes from M-theory
Ambient gas was uplifted in the cluster atmosphere reducing the effects of gas cooling and flowing to the center and producing the “stem” of the mushroom that is brighter than the surrounding regions .
Chandra Observations of the Components of Clusters, Groups, and Galaxies and their Interactions
In addition, inside of the corotation radius, the disk density drops rapidly as the plasma is uplifted to form the funnel flow; as a result, the corotation with the star is enforced by the strong magnetic field there.
Magnetic Interaction between Stars and Accretion Disks
Among those, the solutions of five dimensional supergravity (and their uplifts to ten dimensions), have received special attention.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
It was shown in that most maximally supersymmetric vacua of supergravity theories in dimensions d = 4, 5 and 6 with eight supercharges can be related by uplift and dimensional reduction.
Causal Structure of d=5 Vacua and Axisymmetric Spacetimes
In order to get de Sitter solutions from IIB flux compactifications, one should uplift the AdS vacuum found after having fixed all moduli, as discussed in the previous section.
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
Other uplifting mechanisms involve adding D7-brane fluxes [189]; starting with a local nonzero minimum of the no-scale potential (which does depend on the overall volume through the factor eK ) and expanding around it [190]; Let us review here the KKLT uplifting procedure.
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
The different versions of the uplifting mechanisms (Refs. [189, 190]) differ in the precise shape of the uplifting potential (7.10), but have the same overall behavior.
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
Uplifts to de Sitter of IIA rigid Calabi-Yau orientifold flux vacua of the type discussed in section 6.4 were considered in Ref.[199] (see also Ref.[135] for moduli stabilization in IIA including corrections, and possible de Sitter vacua).
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
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