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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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He lifted his tall, thin frame from the chair and stood erectly before me.
Rostrum with segment I deep red; apical band on IV, rather discrete spots towards base and apex on dorsal surface of III, darkened; otherwise pale to whitish and shortly erectly hairy, extending as far back as sixth abdominal sternite.
If there has been construction nearby (for example, the installation of a sidewalk) the roots no that side could have been damaged and are no longer able to support the tree erectly. There isn't much you can do to regenerate those roots except by providing basic care.
In an instant the yards swung round; and as the ship half-wheeled upon her heel, her three firm-seated graceful masts erectly poised upon her long, ribbed hull, seemed as the three Horatii pirouetting on one sufficient steed.
Chaenopleura, i.e., erectly held, obovate anthers opening by two longitudinal slits, exposing the contents of the four locules, and pale blue berries, and in addition, these two species are morphologically very similar to other species placed within the Antillean sect.
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."