1. (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)
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How To Use upthrust In A Sentence

  • An upthrusted rock is carved as an altar.
  • And surmounting a higher ledge beyond this upthrust a huge dome of dull gold, Cyclopean, striking eyes and mind with something unhumanly alien, baffling; sending the mind groping, as though across the deserts of space, from some far-flung star, should fall upon us linked sounds, coherent certainly, meaningful surely, vaguely familiar — yet never to be translated into any symbol or thought of our own particular planet. The Moon Pool
  • The tented arch pattern consists of at least one upthrusting ridge, which tends to bisect superior ridges at right angles, more or less.
  • The image is freshened by a sky blue ground framing the darker silhouette and accenting the yellow-gold braid of the uniform and Roulin's upthrust bearded face.
  • Another theory takes a geological approach and points out that these peaks are made of younger, upthrusted lava, and thus look different and ‘crazy’ compared to the surrounding rock.
  • Delivered with all the power of arm and shoulder, propelled by the upthrust of the powerful legs as Kane straightened, the blow was like that of a slungshot. The Moon of Skulls
  • The constant eruptions of Io's many volcanoes should prevent the formation of mountains formed by upthrusting rock, yet here it stands.
  • He swore and kicked at the trunk as it caught on an upthrust root, then swore again as it jerked free and slammed into his shin.
  • The area of interest is located on an upthrusted block.
  • Many boats from San Carlos make a beeline to the rugged upthrust of San Pedro Nolasco Island, where the phenomenon brings sierra, dorado, and snapper to the surface.
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