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elevate

[′el·ə‚vāt]
(engineering)
To increase the angle of elevation of a gun, launcher, optical instrument, or the like.
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I need scarcely observe that a poem deserves its title only inasmuch as it excites, by elevating the soul.
Blocks and tackle, placed at their extremities, afforded the means of elevating the balloon, by the aid of a transverse rope.
In the meantime, Jehan Frollo, elevating his curly blonde head above the crowd (he had mounted upon the shoulders of Robin Poussepain for the purpose), shouted: "Come and look, gentle ladies and men
Jessup, the treasurer of the Slater Fund, I refer to because I know of no man of wealth and large and complication business responsibilities who gives not only money but his time and thought to the subject of the proper method of elevating the Negro to the extent that is true of Mr.
This elevating thought lifted her above her annoyance at being twitted with her ignorance of political economy, that never-explained science which was thrust as an extinguisher over all her lights.
In itself and for itself it is no more honorable to win fame than to make money, and the wish to do the one is no more elevating than the wish to do the other.
Directly beneath him he caught sight of the muzzle of a rifle, barely projecting between two black bodies, that was slowly elevating toward him.
Her penetrative virginity exalted and disguised his own emotions, elevating his thoughts to a star-cool chastity, and he would have been startled to learn that there was that shining out of his eyes, like warm waves, that flowed through her and kindled a kindred warmth.
One man, squatting on the floor between his outstretched feet and elevating them by resting them on his knees, was violently chafing his legs.