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upright

[′əp‚rīt]
(civil engineering)
A vertical structural member, post, or stake.
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upright

1. A vertical piece of timber or stone.
2. A vertical structural member.
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Hear us when we pray to Thee; strengthen with Thy might our most gracious sovereign lord, the Emperor Alexander Pavlovich; be mindful of his uprightness and meekness, reward him according to his righteousness, and let it preserve us, Thy chosen Israel!
Now really, to foment his disturbances in secret, through the medium of such a very apt instrument as my savage friend here, may further our real ends; and to express at all becoming seasons, in moderate and polite terms, a disapprobation of his proceedings, though we agree with him in principle, will certainly be to gain a character for honesty and uprightness of purpose, which cannot fail to do us infinite service, and to raise us into some importance.
His daughters, he felt, while they retained the name of Bertram, must be giving it new grace, and in quitting it, he trusted, would extend its respectable alliances; and the character of Edmund, his strong good sense and uprightness of mind, bid most fairly for utility, honour, and happiness to himself and all his connexions.
Was it not the same with Fouquet, notwithstanding his genius and his uprightness of conduct, as with those conquerors on the field of battle who shed tears when they have gained a victory?" I must learn if it be so, and must judge of that for myself," said the marquise.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the institution in the last 10 years of its existence had maintained the lead as a fast-growing institution premised on academic excellence, research, administrative uprightness, and promotion of core values of skills and integrity.
In a series of tweets, she said China has again supported Pakistan's stance on Kashmir issue and proved that it always stands with truth and uprightness.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, she said China has again supported Pakistan's stance on Kashmir issue and proved that it always stands with truth and uprightness.
She said that China had again supported Pakistan's stance on Kashmir, proving that it always stood with truth and uprightness.
She said China proved that it had always stood with the truth and uprightness by again supporting Pakistan's stance on the Kashmir issue.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, she said China has again supported Pakistan's stance on Kashmir issue and proved that it always stands with truth and uprightness. The Special Assistant said the friendly and close relations between Pakistan and China demanded that Pakistan should take its friend into confidence over the nefarious act of Narendra Modi.
'You should also plan well and commit yourselves to hard work, moral uprightness and humility in the face of the challenges, in order to remain relevant to society and country', he added.