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
In addition to blackjack and roulette, the casino features an occasional fight club, in which upstanding folks pair off and beat each other bloody as their fellow burghers wager money on the outcome.
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.
Lee’s use of comedic timing makes Topher endearing, while his stern commands to Sebastian (Colin Rinard) show a principled, upstanding side.
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.
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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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