from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. remarkably long; continuously
  • adv. upright; erect; endways

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. upright; erect.


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  • Those monsters stand up on end in the airstream and just barely clear the aircraft, most of the time, and I was relieved to be rid of it, and relieved to have transferred the partial load of fuel into my main tanks where I knew I could use it.

    Thud Ridge

  • The mere thought of being at a game where two hurlers matched zeroes for innings on end gave me goose bumps.

    One Season

  • It is certainly a remarkable fact, that the minute unstriped muscles, by which the hairs thinly scattered over man's almost naked body are erected, should have been preserved to the present day; and that they should still contract under the same emotions, namely, terror and rage, which cause the hairs to stand on end in the lower members of the Order to which man belongs.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Denied many suitable targets for his Blowpipes, hammered for hours on end by every enemy weapon in the inventory, and forced to make two hair's breadth escapes from capture by Russian infantry, it was nothing short of a miracle to him and his detachments that they were still alive to tell the tale.

    First Clash

  • In the Herpestes, I have seen the hair on end over nearly the whole body, including the tail; and the dorsal crest is erected in a conspicuous manner by the Hy├Žna and Proteles.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Sanwell noted that the Lord Protector's white hair had been standing on end and surmised that his had been as well, within the field of the great device.

    The Brothers' War

  • Asked by Howard Benedict of the Associated Press whether man can survive for months on end in space, Neil replied, I should say, Howard, that I certainly enjoyed the entire trip, and I had no hesitation about living in that environment for a considerably longer period.

    First Man

  • For such a one as Octavian, the unalleviated company of military men like his senior legates for months on end would have driven him mad.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • During the mapping of First Bog in September 1960, we waded or squelched about for days on end counting plants, flinging round our transect frames like abstract land artists.


  • The movements of the other women were more or less similar to Tess's, the whole bevy of them drawing together like dancers in a quadrille at the completion of a sheaf by each, every one placing her sheaf on end against those of the rest, till a shock, or 'stitch' as it was here called, of ten or a dozen was formed.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles


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