OTHER WORDS FROM upstandingup·stand·ing·ness, noun
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How to use upstanding in a sentence
If not for upstanding teachers who’ve come forward and wanted to tell the truth, the survivors wouldn’t get justice because San Diego Unified isn’t forthcoming.Critics Say Abuse, Harassment Cases Cast a Cloud Over Marten’s Nomination|Kayla Jimenez|March 8, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Twitter seems to be the most upstanding in terms of privacy of its customers.
Most corrections officers are upstanding and do not directly abuse inmates.
All in all, Bates strikes me as a good upstanding Englishman—the epitome of stiff-upper-lip resolve and restraint.Just Kill Mr. Bates Already! How to Save ‘Downton Abbey’|Andrew Romano|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I bet every one of those words was a stab directly in the heart,” says the upstanding official who asks not to be named.
Wildstein looks exactly like how an upstanding and non-political Port Authority official later described him.
He's been dead now this many years—a fine upstanding man he was, and ready with his hands as well as his head.
The inner circle of Stonehenge consisted of five upstanding trilithons of which the stones came—by popular repute—from Ireland.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
Shortly he was Corporal Ginsburg—a trim upstanding corporal.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
Each gentleman looked in his neighbour's face, and then transferred his glance to the upstanding coachman.The Pickwick Papers|Charles Dickens
The pauldrons are larger and the upstanding neck-guards more pronounced.Armour & Weapons|Charles John Ffoulkes
British Dictionary definitions for upstanding
- (in a court of law) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet before the judge enters or leaves the court
- (at a formal dinner) a direction to all persons present to rise to their feet for a toast