younger age; from a quiet state, or the like; used with verbs of motion expressed or implied.
But they presumed to go up unto the hilltop.Num. xiv. 44.
I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up.Ps. lxxxviii. 15.
Up rose the sun, and up rose Emelye.Chaucer.
We have wrought ourselves up into this degree of Christian indifference.Atterbury.
And when the sun was up, they were scorched.Matt. xiii. 6.
Those that were up themselves kept others low.Spenser.
Helen was up was she?Shak.
Rebels there are up,Shak.
His name was up through all the adjoining provinces, even to Italy and Rome; many desiring to see who he was that could withstand so many years the Roman puissance.Milton.
Thou hast fired me; my soul's up in arms.Dryden.
Grief and passion are like floods raised in little brooks by a sudden rain; they are quickly up.Dryden.
A general whisper ran among the country people, that Sir Roger was up.Addison.
Let us, then, be up and doing,Longfellow.
As a boar was whetting his teeth, up comes a fox to him.L'Estrange.
Some phrases of this kind are now obsolete; as, to spend up (Prov. xxi. 20); to kill up
Up is used elliptically for get up, rouse up, etc., expressing a command or exhortation. "Up, and let us be going." Judg. xix. 28.
Up, up, my friend! and quit your books,Wordsworth.
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