Examples of upstanding in a Sentence
upstanding members of the community
a fine, upstanding woman who deserves to be nominated to the state's highest court
Recent Examples of upstanding from the Web
Prosecutors must seek out jurors willing to even consider that a caregiver — sometimes even an upstanding citizen with no prior criminal history —could harm a child.
The Beatles handed out novelty-shop gag items: clown noses (for the very upstanding violins), plastic spectacles (for the more ebullient woodwinds and brass), wigs, balloons, whistles.
An upstanding member of FIFA’s corruption-fighting audit and compliance committee pleaded guilty in a U.S. federal court for taking almost $1 million in bribes.
Like this group of upstanding gentleman, for example.
This rush to plaster over all wounds, Rousso suggests, was part of a coördinated project to strengthen an idea of continuous, upstanding Frenchness: a nation that had suffered bad luck but whose heart had always stood on the right side of history.
Bones as an upstanding citizen of St. Paul and icon on Rice Street.
The election process was so bad, several analysts said, that the Shabab did not even try to derail it because the blatant corruption made the militants look upstanding by comparison.
Soon thereafter an upstanding citizen drove one of the black teenagers into the woods, placed a noose around the child’s neck and demanded a confession.
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First Known Use of upstanding
before 12th century
UPSTANDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of upstanding for English Language Learners
: honest and respectable
: standing straight up
UPSTANDING Defined for Kids
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