After a few minutes the cloth was removed and the bed was rotated into an upright position.
Living an upright life and without holding an official post, he accumulated virtue and cultivated goodness.
It felt like we were in a roll-over, but the van was upright when it was all done.
The names included “leftists, Communists after the war, very educated, upright democrats.”
They cleared the table and balanced a row of upright books down the middle so as to form a barrier.
He says, 'To the upright there ariseth light in the darkness.'
What contempt must she not feel for him, she who was so upright, so high-minded?
He went into it upright, and he ran out of it upright—at the head of his men!
Guan Yu was faithful, honest, upright and brave beyond all measure.
He sat on his strong black horse like an upright pillar of iron.
Old English upriht, from up "up" + riht "right." Similar compounds are found in other Germanic languages (cf. Old Frisian upriucht, Middle Dutch oprecht, Old High German ufreht, German aufrecht, Old Norse uprettr). Figurative sense of "good, honest" is first attested 1520s. The noun in the sense of "something standing erect" is from 1742.
THREE-PENNY UPRIGHT. A retailer of love, who, for the sum mentioned, dispenses her favours standing against a wall. ["Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1811]
The bent-over rear-entry posture they are talking about, of course, is kubda, the three-obol position at the bottom-end of a prostitute's price-range. [James N. Davidson, "Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens," 1997]