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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 stands erect, motionless, holding his sabre in his right hand straight above his head.
Down through the long lines of packed people they walked to the market-place, the palmer in the lead, and the widow's three sons marching firmly erect between soldiers.
Large bodies, if once overthrown, are with great difficulty set up again, or even kept erect when once seriously shaken, and the fall of such is always disastrous.
Here Nature herself appeared to erect a barrier, and to plead against extending the innovation to these two classes.
After she had passed fifty, nobody could tell her age; erect and silent always, she resembled a wooden figure working automatically.