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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRINGS UP

But this brings up again the old question, 'May we not do what we like with our own volumes?'

In some woods, as sweet gum and mahogany, it brings up the figure.

One brings up a pearl, while the other returns empty-handed.

This brings up the whole question of the rightfulness of war.

This brings up the identity of the designer in the civilization of illiteracy.

He brings up into the imagination the malignity and hopelessness of the damned.

That part of the army which brings up and protects the rear.

That brings up that picture of him, the time that I saw him last.

For every wife is judged by the way she brings up her husband.

Will you give the order to your orderly when he brings up the young lady?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from Proto-Germanic *brenganan (cf. Old Frisian brenga, Middle Dutch brenghen, Old High German bringan, Gothic briggan); no exact cognates outside Germanic, but it appears to be from PIE root *bhrengk-, compound based on root *bher- (1) "to carry" (cf. Latin ferre; see infer).

The tendency to conjugate this as a strong verb on the model of sing, drink, etc., is ancient: Old English also had a rare strong past participle form, brungen, corresponding to modern colloquial brung. To bring down the house figuratively (1754) is to elicit applause so thunderous it collapses the roof.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.