His rising voice had taken on Inspector Clouseau inflections, surprising for a fulltime Southern Californian.
The markets loved it, rising around 200 points when the first reported on CNBC.
Last time around, Herman Cain was a target because his fortunes were rising, along with the popularity of his 9-9-9 plan.
How did a former governor—and a rising star in the Democratic Party—end up in a situation like this?
At least there was the voice of Superintendent McCarthy rising in outrage.
His eyes, that could not see, stared towards the rising light.
We are much in want of rain, and thought we should have had some, but the barometer is rising this evening.
"Perhaps you'd like some water," said Varbarriere, rising and approaching the bell.
"I guess I'll go to look after the horses," said the farmer, rising.
He jumped on his feet, rising to his full height, and began to applaud with all his might.
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).