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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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People who remembered her recalled her as "a large lady, very reserved," who wore a dark coat and hat as she made her way "slowly and erectly down the aisle to a certain pew on the east side of the sanctuary.
Participants should sit erectly and lean forward slightly to indicate interest in the topic under discussion.
Goliath may have been defeated--his head cut off, and young David standing atop it but from the rear view the slain Philistine's helmet feather erectly rises along the boy's legs, poking at his naked butt.
Frederic writes that Ware "bore himself more erectly, for one thing; his shoulders were thrown back, and seeming thicker.