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King James Dictionary

Upright

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UPRIGHT, a. upri'te or up'rite. up and right. This word is marked in books with the accent on the first syllable. But it is frequently pronounced with the accent on the second, and the accent on the first syllable of its derivatives is inadmissible.

1. Erect perpendicular to the plane of the horizon as an upright tree an upright post. Among mechanics, plumb.
2. Erected pricked up shooting directly from the body.

All have their ears upright -

With chatt'ring teeth and bristling hair upright.

3. Honest just adhering to rectitude in all social intercourse not deviating from correct moral principles as an upright man. Job 1 .
4. Conformable to moral rectitude.

Conscience rewards upright conduct with pleasure.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Upright'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/u/upright.html.

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