elevating

[ verb el-uh-veyt; adjective el-uh-veyt, -vit ]SEE DEFINITION OF elevating
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Such a book never ceases to exercise an elevating and ennobling influence.

Much of this gossip deals with matters which are not of an elevating character.

She stiffened slightly and drew back, elevating her eyebrows to the frost-line.

Clean, elevating and full of fun and vigor, books that should be read by every boy.

"Yes, sir," returned other, elevating his little head with an air of importance.

This is what is meant, no doubt, when people talk of "elevating" the drama.

A place for elevating sons above the social rank of their fathers.

They are more open to the purifying and elevating influences of religion.

He was there deep in the wood, in a solitude wild, but still of an elevating character.

The love of Beauty is refining and elevating in its tendency.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Latin elevatus, past participle of elevare "lift up, raise," figuratively, "to lighten, alleviate," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + levare "lighten, raise," from levis "light" in weight (see lever). Related: Elevated; elevating.

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