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 Meanings and Examples of UPRIGHT
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upright
 a.  in an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward
Classic Sentence: (107 in 8 pages)
1  She braced her shoulders and went down among them, straining her eyes among the upright figures to distinguish Dr. Meade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
2  She sat upright and gave Prissy a push to speed her feet.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
3  But she came out of it unwillingly, and when Kennicott was satisfied that he had corrected all her worries and had opened a magazine of saffron detective stories, she sat upright.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
4  Inside, it was as shiny, as hard, and as cheerful as a new oak upright piano.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  Her violin lay on top of the upright piano.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
6  And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones of congregated blossoms.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
7  Look at him; he stands upright in the tossed bow of the flying boat; wrapt in fleecy foam, the towing whale is forty feet ahead.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
8  With back to the stranger ship, and face set like a flint to his own, Ahab stood upright till alongside of the Pequod.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
9  The loaded muskets in the rack were shiningly revealed, as they stood upright against the forward bulkhead.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 123. The Musket.
10  He knocked out his pipe against an upright, sighed, and dropped it into his pocket.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
11  Jurgis stood upright; trembling with passion, his hands clenched and his arms upraised, his whole soul ablaze with hatred and defiance.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16
12  His eyes fell on the still, upright, and rigid form of the "Indian runner," who had borne to the camp the unwelcome tidings of the preceding evening.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
13  The travelers anxiously regarded the upright, flexible figure of the young Mohican, graceful and unrestrained in the attitudes and movements of nature.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
14  A loud shriek from the younger of the sisters, and the form of the other standing upright before him, in bewildered horror, was the unexpected answer he received.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
15  The young Mohican made no reply, but quietly folded his arms, and leaned his body against one of the upright posts that supported the wall of the hut.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
Example Sentence:
1  An empty bad cannot stand upright.
2  Better be upright and want, than wicked and have abundance.
3  Gradually raise your body into an upright position.
4  Helen sat upright in her chair.
5  She behaved as any upright citizen would have under the circumstances.
6  An upright judge has more regard to justice than to men.
7  He stood in an upright position.
8  Please return your seat to an upright position and fasten your belt.
9  He managed to pull himself upright.
10  The nursery teacher made the children sit bolt upright.
11  An empty sack cannot stand upright.
12  "It is a very good height indeed!" said the Caterpillar angrily, rearing itself upright as it spoke.
13  In the wider modern usage, a spinet is a cheaper and more compact version of the full-size upright piano, used primarily in the home.