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  • adj. of animals that are partly erect


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  • Free of the machine, Granddad asked Dr. Heaton and Dr. Hall to place pillows behind his back to seat him semi-upright.

    Going Home to Glory

  • Hold your baby in a semi-upright position and let him suck the medicine as you gently squeeze the dropper.

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn

  • It's currently pinned up to a chopstick because whoever rooted the cutting made the poor thing all cockeyed, but if the trunk hardens off even semi-upright it might make a pretty nice little tree.

    john dillinger is alive and well and living in--

  • Today was Emer's first trip in the forward-facing buggy, sitting semi-upright.

    so near and yet so far

  • Was stuck in a traffic jam and by the time I got to the scene of the accident, I saw a man seated semi-upright, his face and arms all red, eyes staring at the sky, mouth agape with some blood coming out of his mouth.

    natinski Diary Entry

  • Except that my instincts are telling me to remain in at least a semi-upright position.

    Hung over

  • By this time, I found sitting still in a semi-upright position to be increasingly uncomfortable.

    » Hannah’s Story (2)

  • Roger helpfully dragged me semi-upright against piled pillows, and put his hand at the back of my head to prevent wobbling, holding a cup of water to my dry lips.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • He replied in Ben-speak, which is to say that he shifted from a reclining position to a semi-upright posture while lazily waving a TV remote holding hand.

    outfoxed Diary Entry

  • Kaylana lashed a final binding around his side and let him regain a semi-upright position.

    Villains by Necessity


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