uplift

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uplift

the process or result of land being raised to a higher level, as during a period of mountain building

uplift

1. The upward pressure on a structure due to the pressure of the water below.
2. The pressure acting on a material that tends to lift it off its supports or fasteners as a result of an external force (for example, wind) acting on it.
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It paints an arguably excessively dark, or damp, picture of the Marie cycle (whereas it repeatedly emphasizes the 'fulgurances' of the Cassandre poems), but concludes upliftingly with the effectiveness of poetry rooted in the body and the wounded heart.
It's hard to comprehend we will have no more of his upliftingly piercing work.
Slyly acknowledging the presence of critics on press night and pointing to the lessons to be learned in dramatic structure from her work, Edna summons her prey onstage in act two to workshop a scene from her forthcoming bioplay "The Girl From Oz." While the slapdash results momentarily loosen the spell of Humphries' tight command, the spirited participation of Edna's recruits and the relief of those who escaped her "nurturing" interest makes for upliftingly silly fun.
Miwa and Ramseyer upliftingly declare, "Voters are not fools." (13) Japanese politicians may have promised to bring about economic growth and then claimed credit for doing so, but "politicians simultaneously promised to avoid central planning, and voters could tell which promises they kept." (14) American voters, at least, have more difficulty.
She said: "It's so beautiful, so devastatingly, upliftingly, poignantly beautiful.