After a few minutes the cloth was removed and the bed was rotated into an upright position.
Living an upright life and without holding an official post, he accumulated virtue and cultivated goodness.
He slept in an upright position in a custom armchair, so the reasons for his lying down to sleep are open to speculation.
The names included “leftists, Communists after the war, very educated, upright democrats.”
No one else will probably notice, but she stood a little differently, not as upright as she is now.
He says, 'To the upright there ariseth light in the darkness.'
You are as yet upright; but you are a banker, or, at least, the next thing to it.
He went into it upright, and he ran out of it upright—at the head of his men!
The flesh only needed to be cut into thin slices and suspended from the upright oars.
He sat on his strong black horse like an upright pillar of iron.
Old English upriht, from up "up" + riht "right." Similar compounds are found in other Germanic languages (cf. Old Frisian upriucht, Middle Dutch oprecht, Old High German ufreht, German aufrecht, Old Norse uprettr). Figurative sense of "good, honest" is first attested 1520s. The noun in the sense of "something standing erect" is from 1742.
THREE-PENNY UPRIGHT. A retailer of love, who, for the sum mentioned, dispenses her favours standing against a wall. ["Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1811]
The bent-over rear-entry posture they are talking about, of course, is kubda, the three-obol position at the bottom-end of a prostitute's price-range. [James N. Davidson, "Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens," 1997]