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erect

1. (of an optical image) having the same orientation as the object; not inverted
2. Physiol (of the penis, clitoris, or nipples) firm or rigid after swelling with blood, esp as a result of sexual excitement
3. (of plant parts) growing vertically or at right angles to the parts from which they arise
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Tom humbly held the door for her, and she marched out as grim and erect as a grenadier.
She stood erect in a singularly fragile canoe, and urged it with the mere phantom of an oar.
From the very beginning, at Tuskegee, I was determined to have the students do not only the agricultural and domestic work, but to have them erect their own buildings.
As an additional result, hundreds of men are now scattered throughout the South who received their knowledge of mechanics while being taught how to erect these buildings.
As U-Dor and his party entered the room, the warriors came quickly erect in their saddles and formed a line before another door upon the opposite side of the wall.
He sat erect without stiffness--a commanding presence trapped in the barbaric splendor that the Barsoomian chieftain loves.
She seemed to gather herself then and bravely sought to stand erect without support.
Chairman and Gintlemen," said the Other, "it sames to me, and I'm hopin' yez wull approve the suggistion, that an appropriet way to honour the mimory of the decaised would be to erect an emolument sootably inscribed wid his vartues.
had once undertaken to erect a cabin in some remote part of it, but for some reason had abandoned the enterprise and constructed his present hermaphrodite habitation, half residence and half groggery, at the roadside, upon an extreme corner of his estate; as far away as possible, as if on purpose to show how radically he had changed his mind.
She came into the room with an erect head and a cold eye; she said, with an unmerciful emphasis on the word, "If you
He walked erect, and rather rapidly, and he was always alone, which made Pollyanna vaguely sorry for him.
The sick woman pulled herself up till she sat erect in the bed--a most unusual thing for her to do, though Pollyanna did not know this.