1 They wished to elevate the people.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
2 It is by degrading myself in your eyes that I elevate myself in my own.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
3 His first act was to elevate his torch to a level with my face, squint malignantly, project his under-lip, and turn away.
4 "Why, elevate your own servants, for a specimen," said Alfred, with a half-scornful smile.
5 She felt that he had every thing to elevate him which general attention and deference, and especially the attention of all the young women, could do.
6 And believe me, if I still value my life it is only because I still hope to meet such a divine creature, who will regenerate, purify, and elevate me.
7 Scarlett reigned supreme at Tara now and, like others suddenly elevated to authority, all the bullying instincts in her nature rose to the surface.
8 Mammy gave a little shriek and retreated and from a distance of a yard, modestly elevated her dress a few inches and showed the ruffle of a red taffeta petticoat.
9 In her confusion she stumbled against a man who was hurrying down the last steps of the elevated station.
10 He glanced at the dirty and unpropitious corner on which they stood, with the shriek of the "elevated" and the tumult of trams and waggons contending hideously in their ears.
11 In the street the noise of wheels had ceased, and the rumble of the "elevated" came only at long intervals through the deep unnatural hush.
12 When she was in charge of the magazine room the readers did not ask for suggestions about elevated essays.
13 In twenty minutes the party was again elevated to the decorum of a prayer-meeting.
14 His bone leg steadied in that hole; one arm elevated, and holding by a shroud; Captain Ahab stood erect, looking straight out beyond the ship's ever-pitching prow.
15 And besides, when a man is elevated in that odd fashion, he has no proper foundation for his superior altitude.