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raise

to institute a suit or action at law or to draw up a summons or other initiating writ.
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Clair McEvenue in a new book called Raising Hell. Isaiah says, "Woe to those who call good evil, and evil good...." Mr.
There is a vast difference between raising the dead and raising hell. Raising hell is frequently motivated by hate and only irritates the dead.
"At the beginning of the play," continues Lee, "the Angels are raising hell all night and keeping the folks awake and very discontented.
Billy Flynn was also involved in raising hell over the collapse of International Invest-ments Ltd back in the early 1980s.
raising hell, your four sons and your favorite nephew
Windows NT is raising hell," and at the high-end the increased Unix API compatibility now offered in OS/390 makes it a good server consolidation platform, the company believes.
"If Tennesseans and their elected officials don't start raising hell and a lot of it, this state could suffer irreparable damage to one of its most beloved treasures," The Tennessean in Nashville editorialized.
"Say, those blacks are really raising hell out there, aren't they?" He skimmed the copy, glanced away, then said, "Tell you what; let me think on this a little bit and I'll see you later, OK?"
3 Despite being a popular kids' TV presenter in the 80s with shows like Going Live (alongside Gordon The Gopher, right), Phillip did his fair share of raising hell. "I was a lad and we partied," he reveals.