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Definitions of rising

  1. sloping upward
  2. a movement upward; " they cheered the rise of the hot- air balloon"
  3. coming to maturity; " the rising generation"
  4. organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another
  5. increasing in amount or degree; " rising prices"
  6. newly come into prominence; " a rising young politician"
  7. ( of a heavenly body) becoming visible above the horizon; " the rising sun"
  8. advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status; " a rising trend"; " a rising market"
  9. preceding the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot; " the rising action"
  10. of Rise
  11. Attaining a higher place; taking, or moving in, an upward direction; appearing above the horizon; ascending; as, the rising moon.
  12. Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; as, a rising state; a rising character.
  13. Growing; advancing to adult years and to the state of active life; as, the rising generation.
  14. More than; exceeding; upwards of; as, a horse rising six years of age.
  15. The act of one who, or that which, rises ( in any sense).
  16. That which rises; a tumor; a boil.
  17. Act of rising: resurrection: ( B.) a tumor.
  18. Increasing in wealth, power, or distinction; growing to manhood.
  19. Act of getting up or ascending; insurrection; a tumour; act of closing a session; resurrection.
  20. Mounting; advancing; appearing above the horizon; increasing, as in wealth or position; reviving from death.
  21. Act of getting up from any recumbent posture; a tumour; ascent; act of reviving from the dead; an insurrection against government; sedition; prorogation of Parliament; the close of the sitting of a court.
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Usage examples for rising

  1. " My dear," said the Duke, rising up and coming to her, " I am very glad to see you. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. " That's it- a Russian," answered Captain Cable, rising and looking at the clock. – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. " I beg you will answer me one question more," said the prince, rising from his seat. – The Ghost-Seer (or The Apparitionist), and Sport of Destiny by Frederich Schiller
  4. " Yes," he groaned, rising – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  5. " I forgot we couldn't smoke," de Cartienne said, rising – Mr. Marx's Secret by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. " It will be a first- rate game," he said, rising to his feet; " I think better than Joseph!" – Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre
  7. Peggy's rising temper almost got the better of her. – A Butterfly on the Wheel by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  8. At last I saw before me a hill, rising out of the plain. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. " I'll go to her at once," said Alice rising – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. The sun was rising when at last she fell asleep, and she did not awake until nearly noon. – The Title Market by Emily Post
  11. " That's a rising man," said Mr. Carden; " and may draw a hundred of his class to the 'Gosshawk. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  12. Two pictures kept rising up in his mind. – Resurrection by Maude, Louise Shanks
  13. " I didn't know you were there, Sir," said Fleda, suddenly rising – Queechy, Volume II by Elizabeth Wetherell
  14. There will come this rising that the priests speak of- yes! – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  15. " The wind does appear to be rising Penny agreed. – Penny Nichols and the Knob Hill Mystery by Joan Clark
  16. Rising they rested on Kate's face. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  17. The sun was just rising and everything was quiet in the camp. – The Dare Boys of 1776 by Stephen Angus Cox
  18. As for the lamp, in the act of rising he struck it with his foot, and picked it up. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  19. But the river isn't rising – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  20. " I remember you well," the other said, rising and giving him his hand. – Bonnie Prince Charlie A Tale of Fontenoy and Culloden by G. A. Henty
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