I took her upstairs and sent Frances to bed and tried to clean her up.
I was almost breathless at my laptop, upstairs in the bedroom of the carriage house while Eliza worked on her novel a floor below.
upstairs, in the living room, splintered logs of hemlock cackled and spat from inside the wood stove.
There are many sentences like this: “It was a hot night exactly like the days, and they sat outside on the upstairs patio.”
upstairs, photographs are being scanned for a slide show, then affixed to boards for display at the reception.
Everybody who knew what had been going on upstairs was there.
I heard a shout from Gadsby upstairs: 'We have beaten them off—good boys all!'
upstairs every one had gone to bed, and they had not even left us a light.
I took him upstairs, meaning to show him his bedroom and take my own things out of it.
Come, give that child to me, and you go on upstairs and get washed up.
1590s (adj.), from up + stairs (see stair). The noun is first attested 1872. Meaning "characteristic of upstairs life" (in private rooms of a household, as opposed to servants' quarters) is recorded from 1942.
He [Halifax] had said he had known many kicked down stairs, but he never knew any kicked up stairs before. [Gilbert Burnet, supplement to "History of My own Time," from his original memoirs, c.1697]