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up and

Abruptly and unexpectedly: They up and left without saying goodbye.
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I slept the afternoon away under the trees, and when my father roused me at sundown it was a very sick little boy that got up and dragged wearily homeward.
Old Highland Sandy was alive then and he got up and said, 'If she for go let her for went.
They've got a right to come up and buy drinks at the bar yonder forrard, and they take that chance to bribe somebody to keep watch on me--porter or boots or somebody.
The master tried to explain the matter; but he was really half dead with fatigue, and all that I could make out, amongst her scolding, was a tale of his seeing it starving, and houseless, and as good as dumb, in the streets of Liverpool, where he picked it up and inquired for its owner.
We should never have got the line if they hadn't taken the matter up and carried it through.
D'Urberville began gathering specimens of the fruit for her, handing them back to her as he stooped; and, presently, selecting a specially fine product of the "British Queen" variety, he stood up and held it by the stem to her mouth.
But Sally, who was growing up and was to put up her hair at Christmas, stood by sometimes and listened in her grave way while her father and Philip exchanged remarks in a language she did not understand.
So Sir William and the Sheriff set forth to do the King's bidding and to search for Robin Hood; and for seven days they hunted up and down, yet found him not.
She decided to roll the shadow up and put it away carefully in a drawer, until a fitting opportunity came for telling her husband.
Back at the ladder-steps, he looked up and waited in the hope that Skipper might appear from above and carry him up.
Even when he's on the job, he plumb up and disappears most of each day soon as his work is done.
There were six dolls to be taken up and dressed every morning, for Beth was a child still and and loved her pets as well as ever.
There was trouble 'bout something, and then a lawsuit to settle it; and the suit went agin one of the men, and so he up and shot the man that won the suit -- which he would naturally do, of course.
Held her chin up and looked you up and down with eyes the colour of Scotch whisky, as much as to say, "Well, what
She walked up and down by his side, prattling merrily, and sending little gleams of cheeriness through the gloom which girt him in.