But, an illustrious minority prompted flip cams to rise above the seated crowd, angling to get the speeches on camera.
Presidents are supposed to rise above that for inaugural addresses.
Yet as frustrating as these meetings can be, their approach continues to rise above partisanship.
Of course, when an entire throng is trying to rise above itself, an epidemic of free-form vulgarity and solipsism ensues.
Nyuon says she hopes South Sudan officials will rise above the rhetoric, even if Sudan continues to “poke, poke, poke.”
When cultivated for their bark, the trees are not permitted to rise above the height of ten feet.
They rise above sense, and become a connecting link with the world of ideas.
The temperature did not rise above the freezing point until the month of June.
He pitied himself somewhat, and that helped him to rise above his error.
The ties of such things have been sundered by his trials, and his heart is free to rise above the anxieties of time.
Old English risan "to rise, rise from sleep, get out of bed; stand up, rise to one's feet; get up from table; rise together; be fit, be proper" (usually arisan; class I strong verb; past tense ras, past participle risen), from Proto-Germanic *us-risanan "to go up" (cf. Old Norse risa, Old Saxon risan, Gothic urreisan "to rise," Old High German risan "to rise, flow," German reisen "to travel," originally "to rise for a journey").
From c.1200 as "move from a lower to a higher position, move upward; increase in number or amount; rise in fortune, prosper; become prominent;" also "rise from the dead." Meaning "come into existence, originate; result (from)" is mid-13c. From early 14c. as "rebel, revolt;" also "occur, happen, come to pass; take place." Related to raise (v.). Related: Rose; risen.
"upward movement," 1570s, from rise (v.). Meaning "a piece of rising ground" is from 1630s. Meaning "spring, source, origin, beginning" is from 1620s. Phrase to get a rise out of (someone) (1829) is a metaphor from angling (1650s).