[ UK /ˈʌpɹa‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈəˌpɹaɪt, əˈpɹaɪt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. of moral excellence
    a just cause
    a genuinely good person
    an upright and respectable man
  2. in a vertical position; not sloping
    an upright post
  3. upright in position or posture
    a column still vertical amid the ruins
    he sat bolt upright
    an erect stature
    he sat bolt upright
    erect flower stalks
    for a dog, an erect tail indicates aggression
NOUN
  1. a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    the ball sailed between the uprights
  2. a piano with a vertical sounding board
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How To Use upright In A Sentence

  • A drunk was standing in the middle of the street, swaying uncertainly and trying hard to stay upright.
  • The basic principle is to keep an upright, erect posture.
  • He did in these extremities, as I conceive, most humbly recommend the direction of his judicial proceedings to the upright judge of judges, God Almighty; did submit himself to the conduct and guideship of the blessed Spirit in the hazard and perplexity of the definitive sentence, and, by this aleatory lot, did as it were implore and explore the divine decree of his goodwill and pleasure, instead of that which we call the final judgment of a court. Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel
  • Having to stand upright, dip to serve drinks and perch on the edge of chairs all night is clearly a workout in itself. The Sun
  • Matthew grabbed her arm, but she remained upright without his support.
  • First, they were creeping molds that slithered forth from the ocean onto land...and then they stood upright, supporting their globby substance by means of calciferous scaffolding, and finally they built machines. Stanislaw Lem (1921-2006)
  • The most common arch form is constructed of steel uprights supported in concrete-filled oil drums, with a trellised head spanning the road.
  • It's only four dudes, but together they play drums, guitar, keys, upright bass, trumpet, flugel horn and assorted "electronics. The Drift - Invisible (Music (For Robots))
  • Just as the girl shut the door Yuki pulled herself upright and staggered to the bed.
  • Pierre sat bold upright so quickly that he bonked his head on the floor of the overturned boat.
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