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Uprights

upright
1. In an erect position or posture; perpendicular; vertical, or nearly vertical; pointing upward; as, an upright tree. With chattering teeth, and bristling hair upright. (Dryden) All have their ears upright. (Spenser)
2. Morally erect; having rectitude; honest; just; as, a man upright in all his ways. And that man Job was perfect and upright. (job i. 1)
3. Conformable to moral rectitude. Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure. (J. M. Mason)
4. Stretched out face upward; flat on the back. ” He lay upright.
(Science: machinery)” Upright drill, a drilling machine having the spindle vertical.
This word and its derivatives are usually pronounced in prose with the accent on the first syllable. But they are frequently pronounced with the accent on the second in poetry, and the accent on either syllable is admissible.
Origin: AS. Upright, uppriht. See Up, and Right.


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