from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Standing erect or upright.
- adj. Morally upright; honest.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. honest; reputable; respectable
- adj. standing up
- v. Present participle of upstand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having an erect and vigorous body.
- Standing well up from the ground; having comparatively long legs and an erect carriage: said of horses, pigeons, and other domesticated animals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. meriting respect or esteem
And then for the people to exploit it under the guise of being morally upstanding is disgusting — and it embarrassed me because I was a part of it.
Rydstrom was known as upstanding and good, Sabine as treacherous and evil.
“But I have to say he did tip well, whereas a lot of so-called upstanding citizens are too cheap to throw a starving dog a bone.”
Rod Blagojevich has exhibited little of what we would call upstanding character to date in the Illinois Senator-appointment controversy, it's worth driving home the point that this guy is no defender of the oppressed, or minority communities for that matter.
Rod Blagojevich has exhibited little of what we would call upstanding character to date in the Illinois Senator-appointment controversy, it's worth driving home the point that this guy is no defender of the oppressed, or minority communities for that matter. little-noticed case still pending in U.S.
It's like those people, so-called upstanding citizens we see on the nightly news who, under normal circumstances, would not consider the crime of murder ... until they're caught up in an angry mob of machete wielders out for justice and somebody's bloodied, severed head.
This is Mark's fault of course – but his opponents are only kidding themselves when they try to seem "upstanding" by doing this. stormerF
I wonder if Joe Wilson was one of the "upstanding" leaders who insisted he resign.
The dark side can seem even darker in "upstanding" communities -- and by no means is it limited to Fairfield County, Conn.; it's just the example I'm using because it's where I live -- because it so often stays in the shadows.
Is this the sort of "upstanding", "new kind of politician" you would like to send your money too?