Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or condition of being upright. Erectness; verticalness.
- n. Moral integrity; honesty and equity in principle or practice; conformity to rectitude and justice.
- n. Synonyms Integrity, Honor, etc. (see honesty), fairness, principle, trustworthiness, worth.
- n. uncountable The state of being moral, honest and honourable.
- n. uncountable The state of being erect, or vertical.
- n. countable The result or product of being upright.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the quality or state of being upright.
- n. the property of being upright in posture
- n. position at right angles to the horizon
- n. righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest
- From upright + -ness (Wiktionary)
“The other is uprightness -- "_I know also, my God, that Thou hast pleasure in uprightness_" (1 Chron. xxix.”
“Proponents of standing in the workplace concede that they don't know how much uprightness is needed to produce the benefits they associate with standing tall.”
“I believe this man knows that honesty and uprightness is the key to getting the United States Good Name Back!”
“Gospel-worshippers should be joyful worshippers; if we serve God in uprightness, let us serve him with gladness.”
“a single eye and an honest heart, not only in these eminent performances, but in an even regular course of holy living: I have walked before thee in truth and sincerity, and with a perfect, that is, an upright, heart; for uprightness is our gospel perfection.”
“His business at such a time is to show unto man his uprightness, that is, God's uprightness, that in faithfulness he afflicts him and does him no wrong, which it is necessary to be convinced of in order to our making a due improvement of the affliction: or, rather, it may mean man's uprightness, or rectitude.”
“In spite of the sobering tenor of "uprightness" in humanist pedagogical writings, the techniques practiced in schools such as Ca 'Zoiosa, especially with younger students, are more accurately characterized as jocoserious.”
“Men having this kind of uprightness and loyalty, rarely are much given to words or demonstrations of affection.”
“When he sees that the sick person is indeed convinced that sincere repentance, and that uprightness which is gospel perfection, are his interest as well as his duty, then he that waits to be gracious, and shows mercy upon the first indication of true repentance, is gracious unto him, and takes him into his favour and thoughts for good.”
“I am putting it in human terms because you are still weak human beings: as once you surrendered yourselves as servants to immorality and to a lawlessness which results in more lawlessness, now you have to surrender yourselves to uprightness which is to result in sanctification.”
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