Definition of rise in English:
verb (past roserōz; past participle risenˈrizən)[no object]
- She didn't see the mist starting to rise from the ground.
- His brows rose, and he moved to touch my leg, but I slapped him.
- Small flames were beginning to rise, and she moved in towards the fire.
- The sun had finally risen above the horizon, lighting up her path.
- The sun had risen above the horizon, and threw a faint light over the mountains.
- Her eyes watched the stars dance as the full moon rose over the horizon.
- They would be looked down upon by others who rose in the society to be successful individuals.
- Allan is clearly a spineless kind of fellow - a philanthropic friend to the poor but lacking drive and the ability to rise in his profession.
- During more than 20 years in the profession, he had risen to the post of deputy head at a school in the north of England and was happy with his workload and responsibilities.
- She has an air of American pragmatism that complements her relentless determination to succeed and rise above her class.
- In its general aspect, modularity is the process whereby concretely given individuals struggle to rise above their own limits by means of a script of self-fashioning drawn from the media.
- By no means is it an original movie, but it is a well constructed one that often rises above its stupendous flaws and contradictions.
- There are times when this doesn't rise above the level of superior student production, particularly in the awkward doubling and some of the crowd scenes.
- Elgar's Sea Pictures seldom rise above the fustian level of their poetic texts, and among the six Chausson items only two or three were memorable.
- I concede that the score by the young and promising composer seldom rises above the serviceable.
- When no answer came, Beth rose from her chair and went to kneel beside his.
- Giving a deep sigh, she rose from the chair and walked into the sitting room.
- When Baker grabbed Daisy's necklace, John rose from his chair.
- Ted rose early the next morning and took a taxi to the Museo Nazionale, cool, echoey, empty of tourists despite the fact that it was summer.
- She rose early one morning, determined to make it up to Emmy.
- They rose early the next morning, and Rhia sensed that the soldiers seemed well-rested and eager to resume their journey.
- There was, therefore, considerable disappointment that when the Dail rose for the summer recess nothing had been done.
- The courts sit from 11 am to 1pm, then rise for lunch and sit again from 2pm to 4pm.
- Before the Dail and Seanad rose for the summer recess, Dempsey formulated a series of proposals for the reform of the Oireachtas.
- Niall swept his hands in front of them, and a strong wind immediately rose.
- He moved his hand in front of him, a strong wind rising around him.
- I will sleep, I think; for the sheets of shimmering water are growing dark and angry, and the wind is rising.
- The Mejerda River, which rises in Algeria, drains into the Gulf of Tunis.
- The longest river in the country is the Medjerda, which rises in Algeria and flows through Tunisia to the sea.
- Some say, if that's the case, why don't they rise up and overthrow the government themselves?
- Future generations will have to find some other way to rise up against their parents.
- She asks for everyone to rise up against this evil.
- He was impressed by how families rose to the challenge in different ways.
- I can imagine another future, though - one in which individual and collective responsibility rises to the challenge.
- The men whose lives are celebrated in this enlightening book had their moment and rose to its challenge superbly.
- Before them, a great structure of green stone rose seamlessly from a basin of grass.
- The battered masonry walls rise dramatically from the landscape.
- Barely a thousand feet high, it rose dramatically from the surrounding landscape.
- He pulls the covers from his body, stands, and feels the hair rising on his arms.
- Fear prickled at the nape of her neck as the hairs there rose.
- His eyes narrowed and she felt hair rising on the back of her neck.
- The triangular four-story building will rise on the site of a former strip club, another step in a major downtown renewal initiative.
- Trees started to become rarer and buildings kept rising.
- Indeed, taxi drivers take tourists from airport to city centre via the riverside building site out of which the palatial new house is rising.
- It grew gradually like bread dough rising in a bowl on a radiator, until it filled her up and made her feel slightly sick with excitement.
- Making the bread is a living process, similar to yoghurt, where the dough rises and develops with the yeast.
- The downstairs rooms were moderately clean by the time the dough had risen the second time.
- Goosebumps rose on her skin immediately and she stopped struggling almost all together because of the extreme cold.
- He kissed her on the back of her neck and her breathing quickened as the goosebumps rose on her skin.
- Goose bumps were rising on her skin, her breath shallow.
- I screamed as the rollercoaster slid down the first dip, my stomach rising into my mouth.
- However Amy had no time to ponder over this, for as soon as the doors closed, she felt her stomach suddenly rise as the elevator zoomed upwards.
- She swallowed hard as her gorge rose at the sight of the busted-up fighter and the stench of burnt flesh.
- As the amount of gold coins in circulation increases, prices rise - but only very, very slowly.
- Since 2001, the cost of the provincial game has risen from €5.8 million to €11.2 million.
- During the past 18 months, the cost of a barrel of oil has risen from less than $40 to more than $70.
- Slowly but surely, the water level is rising, and pathetic river and sea defences aren't going to do anything to stop more flooding.
- As the seas rose, new coral islands grew from the underlying shelf platform.
- And yet, we have a whole bunch of people, serious, accomplished scientists, telling us that the seas will rise in some places while deserts will be created in others.
- His hopes rose when he learned that some leaders had ‘gone to ground’.
- Full fledged panic rose through her and she let out a loud scream.
- An odd feeling rose up inside of me as I watched, and I wasn't sure I liked it.
- He listened to the apologetic muttering of the boy as he fell, but above this rose the angry voice of the guard.
- Yet, the whole time, her voice hadn't risen above a whisper.
- His voice had risen above the crowd, so that some people stopped to listen.
- He bowed slightly, nervously biting his bottom lip, and Tanaki felt the colour rising in his face.
- She could feel the colour rising in her cheeks and her grip on the sheets tightened.
- She felt her colour rising again, but she was once more determined to get her own way.
- Pumps move liquid nitrogen along heat sinks back and forth along the sides to cool it, but still the temperature gauges rise slightly.
- At once, the thermostat on the tank's control systems immediately rose from 47 degrees Celsius to sixty.
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- Finally opening her eyes, she noted that, other than the shallow rise and fall of his chest, there was no movement coming from him.
- Ian put the bag down and watched Justin lying there, nervously checking the rise and fall of his chest.
- They were both almost completely motionless, save the rise and fall of their chests as they breathed.
- After a meteoric rise comes the inevitable fall.
- As she began her rise in the political world, the media began to take notice.
- If he keeps being cast as such one-dimensional, charisma-free characters, his fall may be as quick as his meteoric rise.
- Shrugging me off, he ordered me to go stand by the massive pine topping the largest of the graveyard's sloping rises.
- It was a land of scattered hills and rises.
- Down the path and over the rise of the last hill the army went, as if nothing had ever happened.
- Businesses know U.S. consumers can shoulder a rise in energy prices and that domestic demand should keep increasing this year.
- Increasing use of email has already prompted a rise in the price of posting a letter.
- Is the corporate spending increase enough to sustain the price rise?
- The incipient rebellion was quickly quashed, however, when journalists received email notification of the enormous salary rises which will accompany the deal.
- But analysts say compromises on wage and pension rises are likely.
- In terms of wages, 69 percent of exporters surveyed expect to pay a wage rise in the next 12 months.
get (or take) a rise out of
- informal Provoke an angry or irritated response from (someone), especially by teasing.Example sentences
- For a while they tried everything they could think of to get a rise out of him, to provoke a response.
- Soon, she'll get sick of not getting a rise out of you and search for a new victim to hassle.
- The fact that he got a rise out of Delia - the woman who, until recently, wouldn't criticise a bent banana, let alone another living being - is a measure of just how irritating he can be.
on the rise
- Becoming greater or more numerous; increasing: prices were on the riseMore example sentences
- Now it's milk and dairy prices that are on the rise.
- From natural gas and propane to heating oil and gasoline, prices are on the rise.
- The variety, frequency and complexity of attacks used against corporations are also on the rise.
- 2.1Becoming more successful: young stars on the riseMore example sentences
- Katy, a young star on the rise, wandered into Nathan's life when they met on the set of the hit TV show.
- With Lynn's star once again on the rise, she's the perfect candidate for DVD treatment.
- Alice is an artist whose star is very much on the rise.
rise and shine
- [usually in imperative] informal Get out of bed smartly; wake up.Example sentences
- Tomorrow, rise and shine, because it's awards time.
- And in London last weekend, at least one household reverberated to a chorus of, ‘It's time for us to rise and shine and have a fun day!’
- We were expected to rise and shine at 6.30 in the morning.
rise to the bait
- see bait.
rise with the sun (or lark)
- Get up early in the morning.Example sentences
- Every morning, she rose with the sun, ate a breakfast of cereal and eggs, got dressed in the same old school uniform, styled her hair in the same way, and walked the quarter mile to her all-girls school.
- Once again, on Saturday morning I rose with the sun.
- He had made it a habit long ago to rise with the sun every morning, and today was no exception.
someone's star is rising
- Someone is becoming more successful or popular.Example sentences
- The youthful trio's primitive, upbeat garage-rock caused a fuss at last year's Glastonbury after they won a competition to perform at the new bands tent, and now their star is rising sharply.
- I would cite his reputation for fairness on matters as a key reason why his star is rising.
- He has stepped forward and shown that his star is rising fast.
retro from [1960s]:
The fashion term retro is from French rétro, an abbreviation of rétrograde ‘retrograde’ (Late Middle English). This was originally a term in astronomy referring to planets appearing to move in a direction from east to west. It comes from Latin retrogradus, from retro ‘backwards’ and gradus ‘step’. Retro- is also the source of words such as retrospect (early 17th century) from Latin retrospicere ‘look back’ and rear ‘back part’. This was first used as a military term from French arrière ‘behind’, which came from retro. The phrase th'arrear ‘the back’ was mis-analysed as ‘the rear’ and the ‘a’ at the beginning of the word dropped. It was used colloquially to mean ‘buttocks’ from the late 18th century. The other rear,’ to raise up’ and its close relative rise, both Old English, come from an Germanic root, with raise, a Middle English introduction from Old Norse coming from the same source.
Words that rhyme with riseadvise, apprise, apprize, arise, assize, capsize, chastise, comprise, demise, despise, devise, downsize, excise, flies, guise, incise, low-rise, misprize, outsize, previse, prise, prize, remise, revise, size, surmise, surprise, uprise, wise
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