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She put out both arms as if to lift the young girl, and carry her away.

Lift up your sweet face, my best child, my own Clarissa Harlowe!

Mrs. Roberts, it was just that which she wanted to do,—lift them up.

Mechanically, you raise your hand to lift away your optimistic spectacles.

Here I am, and here I bide, while God gives me strength to lift a sword.

I am writing this on the bureau, so that when I lift my eyes I may see It.

He only awoke when the driver took hold of him to lift him down.

I suspect that she dared not lift her head for fear I might see the laughter in her eyes.

But lift the whole problem out of the realm of books as such!

There was something that is supposed to be the prerogative of royalty in the lift of it.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old Norse lypta "to raise," from Proto-Germanic *luftijan (cf. Middle Low German lüchten, Dutch lichten, German lüften "to lift;" Old English lyft "heaven, air," see loft). The meaning "steal" (as in shop-lift) is first recorded 1520s. Related: Lifted; lifting.

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