verb (used with object)
Origin of upright
Examples from the Web for uprightly
On another there is a crown resting upon a pedestal, and the words "Si recte facias" (If you do uprightly).Caricature and Other Comic Art|James Parton.
But no—Clara was actually walking steadily and uprightly beside Heidi.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
His face was worn and haggard; latterly his head had not been carried so uprightly as of old.Desperate Remedies|Thomas Hardy
The others conduct themselves piously and uprightly, with the two exceptions of Philip and Ludovic Siliniac.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
They seem to breathe rich promises of that full fruition to which our own lives shall come if we live them well and uprightly.The Quiver, 11/1899|Anonymous
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]
see bolt upright.