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upstanding

be upstanding
a. (in a court of law) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet before the judge enters or leaves the court
b. (at a formal dinner) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet for a toast
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Jerry quivered at first, and in the matter of a minute struggled feebly to his feet where he stood swaying and dizzy; and thus Bashti, his eye to the crack, saw the miracle of life flow back through the channels of the inert body and stiffen the legs to upstanding, and saw consciousness, the mystery of mysteries, flood back inside the head of bone that was covered with hair, smoulder and glow in the opening eyes, and direct the lips to writhe away from the teeth and the throat to vibrate to the snarl that had been interrupted when the stick smashed him down into darkness.
They sledded seventy miles up the Yukon, swung to the left into the Stewart River, passed the Mayo and the McQuestion, and held on until the Stewart itself became a streamlet, threading the upstanding peaks which marked the backbone of the continent.
Each gentleman looked in his neighbour's face, and then transferred his glance to the upstanding coachman.
If the final product is any indication, it seems like Peck is doing an upstanding job.
Even the pro-wind BBC broadcast footage of bits of blade "hundreds of metres away" embedded in the moor like upstanding javelins.
Expect lots of cute clips, as well as talking heads discussing his 'wild' years, before congratulating him on what a fine, upstanding role mo momodel he has become.
District Judge Harrison said: "I have no doubt that you are an upstanding member of the community but the same can't be said for the dog.
So will these fine upstanding gents Help the poor and needy?
They have grown up to be true upstanding members of our community.
ROB HENDRIKS WILL EXPLAIN HIS METHOD OF RELIEF MAKING and how to construct and glue those reliefs so that they become an upstanding relief and become a sculpture.
Verdict tells the story of Professor Karl Hendryk who leads a content and morally upstanding life.
Mercedes never claimed to be the most upstanding resident, but faking a pregnancy?