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  • n  a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    the ball sailed between the uprights
  • n  a piano with a vertical sounding board
  • s  in a vertical position; not sloping
    an upright post
  • s  of moral excellence
    an upright and respectable man
  • a  upright in position or posture
    he sat bolt upright

  • We learned to walk upright so that we could see over the tall grasses to spot predators coming; an upright posture, moreover, would offer a much smaller target for the oppressive .
  • What remains of his white hair is slicked back in strands and though his breath labors painfully at times, he can still sit upright and at full attention for hours when discussing .
  • Thanks to gyro sensors in his body and a camera in his head, not only can he keep himself upright, but he can also peer ahead to make sure he rides in a straight line.
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  • Miguel Estrada in Christian Science Monitor
    In a May 14 letter endorsing the Kagan nomination, Estrada, now in private law practice, wrote: "If such a person, who has demonstrated great intellect, high accomplishments and an upright life, is not easily confirmable, I fear we will have reached...
  • Paul Sereno in guardian.co.uk
    My African crocs appeared to have had both upright, agile legs for bounding overland and a versatile tail for paddling in water,writes Paul Sereno, a palaeontologist at the University of Chicago, in National Geographic Magazine. "These...

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