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rise to (something)

To increase one's effort in response to a challenging situation. If you're going to lead this team, you've got to rise to the challenge and start motivating them. It was a tough act to follow, but the band rose to the occasion and played the best set of their career.
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But with me she will not dance, for I have no red rose to give her"; and he flung himself down on the grass, and buried his face in his hands, and wept.
It would have been as easy for Rose to be cheerful in the midst of mere squalor as for a flower to bloom white in a crowded tenement, but at the swift realization of the lack of tenderness for her which this indifference to her first impressions so clearly expressed, her faith in the man she had married began to wither.
And just before they were setting out some boy put his head in the study-door and asked Rose to go with him.
He did not want Rose to know that he had been such a fool as to wait for him.
Aunt Plenty had even allowed Rose to rummage in her great china closet a spicy retreat, rich in all the "goodies" that children love; but Rose seemed to care little for these toothsome temptations; and when that hope failed, Aunt Plenty gave up in despair.
So prim little Ariadne was sent home, and the exhausted aunties left Rose to her own devices for a day or two.
There are different styles of rose to suit taste preferences, from the subtly sweet, light and delicate, to the robust and bone-dry versions-and can be still or sparkling, as well.
Chances are, these antique roses once grew in your grandmother's garden, or a dear, departed friend rooted a favorite rose to pass along.
If you have a period property, you should be able to get a ceiling rose to match your cornicing or other ceiling roses.
Do you fancy one of David Austin's English Roses or you are looking for a new climbing roses to cover a wall or archway, a new ground cover rose to cover a bank or a traditional hybrid tea rose for a flower bed?
As identified, the metaphorical application of a rose to personify the human psyche, even in the various shades of red, the rose can represent sublime desire (primary red), longevity (dark red), and flames of passion (scarlet).
* Overall, the average sales price for a Manhattan cooperative rose to $1, 025,527.
Pyle had paid the hotel's bellboys a dollar a rose to deliver one to each delegate.
In 1996, the number of people in their 30s reporting disabilities rose to 182 in 10,000 people, compared with 118 in 10,000 people in 1984 the Rand Study found.