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Word: upright

Definition: (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral


Sentences Containing 'upright'

It would have been difficult by a far brighter light, to recognize in Doctor Manette, intellectual of face and upright of bearing, the shoemaker of the garret in Paris.
They did not creep far, before they stopped and stood upright.
As long as the extinguisher is in an upright position, these substances are kept separate, but when the extinguisher is inverted, the acid escapes from the bottle, and mixes with the soda solution.
-LRB- Plate XXI, Blake's Job -RRB- The just upright man is laughed to scorn.
Blake's``Morning Stars Singing Together''is an instance of the vertical chord, although there is no actual upright line in the figures.
We recognize this integrity of straight lines when we say anybody is``an upright man''or is``quite straight,''wishing to convey the impression of moral worth.
And then he has made a determined stand against the flow of lines carrying you out of the picture on the right, by putting straight, upright trees and insisting upon their straightness.
Let us take our simple type of composition, and in Diagram XXVIII, A, put the horizon across the center and an upright post cutting it in the middle of the picture.
The upright white hewn studs and freshly planed door and window casings gave it a clean and airy look, especially in the morning, when its timbers were saturated with dew, so that I fancied that by noon some sweet gum would exude from them.
About midway down the outside rank, a shrouded figure was sitting upright, wagging its head slowly from one side to the other a grisly spectacle!
`A man perhaps perfectly contented now, there in Mannheim, surrounded by his own class, eating his bread with the appetite which laborious industry alone can give, enjoying his humble life, honest, upright, pure in heart; and BLEST!
``Try to stand upright, and let the lovers make love without interruption.
``Who enjoyed the reputation of being the most severe, the most upright, the most rigid magistrate on the bench?''
``Yes, so it is, between perfectly upright people.''
The old man did not answer, but looked at his master with wild staring eyes, while with his cramped hand he grasped a piece of furniture to enable him to stand upright.
Through the open door was visible a portion of the boudoir, containing an upright piano and a blue satin couch.
Ignorance and misinformation must always, more or less, mislead the most upright council.
So while you lie on the sick-bed, my spirit also will lie low anti, whenas,(2) by God's mercy you shall stand upright, my spirit too will stand firm, which is now burning with the strongest desire for you.
He recounts with pride the events of a long and upright life, in which he has wronged no man, and lived in harmony with his friends and family.
In the Spanish chestnut, and in certain fir-trees, the angles of divergence of the leaves differ, according to Schacht, in the nearly horizontal and in the upright branches.
In other cases we have the plainest evidence in great fossilised trees, still standing upright as they grew, of many long intervals of time and changes of level during the process of deposition, which would not have been suspected, had not the trees been preserved: thus Sir C.
It is true he pulled it gently lest Rocinante should move, but try as he might to seat himself in the saddle, he had nothing for it but to stand upright or pull his hand off.
What you must do is carry me in your arms, and lay me across or set me upright in some postern, and I'll hold it either with this lance or with my body."
They had beside them what seemed to be white sheets concealing some objects under them, standing upright or lying flat, and arranged at intervals.
He was a twinkling-eyed, pimple-faced man, with his hair standing upright all over his head; and as he stood with one arm a-kimbo, holding up the glass to the light with the other hand, he looked quite friendly.
So he put on his hat, and went out with his cane under his arm: very upright, and humming a tune when he was clear of the counting-house.
Until he came, my aunt sat perfectly upright and stiff, frowning at the wall.
To this address, my aunt had listened with the closest attention, sitting perfectly upright, with her hands folded on one knee, and looking grimly on the speaker.
Traddles ran his greasy hands through his hair, and stood it bolt upright, and stared in confusion on the table-cloth.
I said he was a man in very common life, but of a most gentle and upright character; and that I ventured to express a hope that she would not refuse to see him in his heavy trouble.
She sat upright in her arm-chair, with a stately, immovable, passionless air, that it seemed as if nothing could disturb.
Excellent fellow as I knew Traddles to be, and warmly attached to him as I was, I could not help wishing, on that delicate occasion, that he had never contracted the habit of brushing his hair so very upright.
They were both upright in their carriage, formal, precise, composed, and quiet.
Each of the sisters leaned a little forward to speak, shook her head after speaking, and became upright again when silent.
Her fine figure was far less upright, her handsome face was deeply marked, and her hair was almost white.
Consecrate your existence to the recollection of James Steerforth's tenderness--he would have made you his serving-man's wife, would he not?---or to feeling grateful to the upright and deserving creature who would have taken you as his gift.
Traddles only smiled, and shook his head (with his hair standing upright on the top of it), when I looked to him for an explanation; so I took out my watch, and, as a last resource, counted off the five minutes.
Nobody would have thought so, to see her sitting upright, with her arms folded; but she had wonderful self-command.
With that she smoothed her dress, and sat, with her upright carriage, looking at the door.
'Why, my dear Copperfield,' said Traddles, sticking his hair upright with both hands, and then putting his hands on my knees, 'I am married!'
Here is my aunt, in stronger spectacles, an old woman of four-score years and more, but upright yet, and a steady walker of six miles at a stretch in winter weather.
And so saying, she went off to the other end of the shop, and set the egg upright on a shelf.
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.
The space between the decks was small; and there, bolt-upright, sat old Bildad, who always sat so, and never leaned, and this to save his coat tails.
cried Daggoo, all at once, from his now quiet, swinging perch overhead; and looking further off from the side, we saw an arm thrust upright from the blue waves; a sight strange to see, as an arm thrust forth from the grass over a grave.
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.
The waif is a pennoned pole, two or three of which are carried by every boat; and which, when additional game is at hand, are inserted upright into the floating body of a dead whale, both to mark its place on the sea, and also as token of prior possession, should the boats of any other ship draw near.
With back to the stranger ship, and face set like a flint to his own, Ahab stood upright till alongside of the Pequod.
The loaded muskets in the rack were shiningly revealed, as they stood upright against the forward bulkhead.
Starbuck was an honest, upright man; but out of Starbuck's heart, at that instant when he saw the muskets, there strangely evolved an evil thought; but so blent with its neutral or good accompaniments that for the instant he hardly knew it for itself.
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