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upstanding

be upstanding
a. (in a court of law) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet before the judge enters or leaves the court
b. (at a formal dinner) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet for a toast
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Jerry quivered at first, and in the matter of a minute struggled feebly to his feet where he stood swaying and dizzy; and thus Bashti, his eye to the crack, saw the miracle of life flow back through the channels of the inert body and stiffen the legs to upstanding, and saw consciousness, the mystery of mysteries, flood back inside the head of bone that was covered with hair, smoulder and glow in the opening eyes, and direct the lips to writhe away from the teeth and the throat to vibrate to the snarl that had been interrupted when the stick smashed him down into darkness.
They sledded seventy miles up the Yukon, swung to the left into the Stewart River, passed the Mayo and the McQuestion, and held on until the Stewart itself became a streamlet, threading the upstanding peaks which marked the backbone of the continent.
On the back were huge, upstanding veins, eloquent of age and toil.
Paul also tries to make an upstanding canine citizen out of a tiny puppy with an anti-social behaviour problem.
Lawyers for the European Commission will no doubt remind the Government about the upstanding individual who was running this country when the deal with Apple was done in 1991.
By passing what Colorado Representative Jessie Danielson (D) called a "commonsense water-conservation measure," the General Assembly turned the arid state's rain-barrel outlaws into upstanding citizens.
EY partner, Sanjay Bhandari, has been named as one of the top 100 most influential BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) people in business in the inaugural UPstanding Executive Power List.
The youngster was playing in the John Keeney play area, in Oakwood, Warrington, on Saturday, when she was hurt by a number of upstanding needles pushed into the rope swing.
I'm also a firm advocate that upstanding citizens have to be of service whenever a situation demands our support.
These people may consider themselves to be upstanding church-going members of the community, however they come across as being a bunch of heartless bigots with not an ounce of humanity of humility to their names.
If the final product is any indication, it seems like Peck is doing an upstanding job.
District Judge Harrison said: "I have no doubt that you are an upstanding member of the community but the same can't be said for the dog.