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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BROUGHT UP

The child was preserved, and brought up in the temple of Phœbus.

I could because I was brought up not to think of myself before other people.

Into the breast pocket of his coat he dived and brought up a wallet.

Boys think nothing of it; it's what they've been brought up to expect.

As they drove along Crane brought up the subject of the trial.

He brought up short at the unexpected feeling that vibrated in her voice.

The farmer said Sami had been brought up there and wanted to go back, he knew where.

But Tito, brought up at the end of a chain, was a poor runner.

They felt around and brought up two vases, as the boy had said.

But I have not been brought up to it, and it's too late to learn it.

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.

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