Raising

Raising may refer to:

  • Raising (linguistics), a syntactic construction
  • Raising (phonetics), a change in a vowel towards a closer articulation
  • Raising (metalwork), a metalworking technique
  • Barn raising, a community event to erect the wooden framework for a building

Famous quotes containing the word raising:

    It is not more people that are needed in the world but better people, physically, morally and mentally. This question of raising the quality of our American population must also be taken into account in the question of immigration.
    Agnes E. Meyer (1887–1970)

    Every epoch which seeks renewal first projects its ideal into a human form. In order to comprehend its own essence tangibly, the spirit of the time chooses a human being as its prototype and raising this single individual, often one upon whom it has chanced to come, far beyond his measure, the spirit enthuses itself for its own enthusiasm.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)

    Look, we’re all the same; a man is a fourteen-room house—in the bedroom he’s asleep with his intelligent wife, in the living-room he’s rolling around with some bareass girl, in the library he’s paying his taxes, in the yard he’s raising tomatoes, and in the cellar he’s making a bomb to blow it all up.
    Arthur Miller (b. 1915)