Many comments upon "rewards of virtue" and "refined craft in uprightness" seem gayly ironical.
That he did this shows the great trust which he placed in their uprightness.
The things that really mattered about Roger were his kind heart and his good business-head and his uprightness.
I knew him; he was not a genius, but he had at least a great deal of uprightness and energy.
As regards himself, the documents of the period vaunt his uprightness, his honesty and his keen sense of honour.
If they are convinced of my uprightness, let them defend me.
Is not this thy fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways?
He is a most estimable gentleman, the soul of honor and uprightness.
She had a deeper reverence for the uprightness and sweet simplicity of his nature than her mother ever could have had.
And oh happy are they that faithfully practise these rules of uprightness!
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]