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To lift up one's head definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

2. To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up. The Roman virtues lift up mortal man. --Addison. Lest, being lifted up with pride. --1 Tim. iii. 6. 3. To bear; to support. [Obs.] --Spenser. 4. To collect, as moneys due; to raise. 5. [Perh. a different word, and akin to Goth. hliftus thief, hlifan to steal, L. clepere, Gr. kle`ptein. Cf. Shoplifter.] To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle. Note: In old writers, lift is sometimes used for lifted. He ne'er lift up his hand but conquered. --Shak. To lift up, to raise or elevate; in the Scriptures, specifically, to elevate upon the cross. --John viii. 28. To lift up the eyes. To look up; to raise the eyes, as in prayer. --Ps. cxxi. 1. To lift up the feet, to come speedily to one's relief. --Ps. lxxiv. 3. To lift up the hand. (a) To take an oath. --Gen. xiv. 22. (b) To pray. --Ps. xxviii. 2. (c) To engage in duty. --Heb. xii. 12. To lift up the hand against, to rebel against; to assault; to attack; to injure; to oppress. --Job xxxi. 21. To lift up one's head, to cause one to be exalted or to rejoice. --Gen. xl. 13. --Luke xxi. 28. To lift up the heel against, to treat with insolence or unkindness. --John xiii.18. To lift up the voice, to cry aloud; to call out. --Gen. xxi. 16.



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