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synonyms for bolt upright

  • perpendicular
  • steep
  • erect
  • plumb
  • cocked
  • on end
  • sheer
  • straight-up
  • up-and-down
  • upward

antonyms for bolt upright

MOST RELEVANT
  • horizontal
  • level
  • prone
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How to use bolt upright in a sentence

In shape it is curved, like those things for candles attached to upright pianos, but with a weighted foot to hold it firm.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Mrs. Ducksmith, who had sat with overwhelmed head in her hands, started bolt upright, and looked at him like one thunderstruck.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
He had a flashlight gun in his right hand, and a photographer's tripod was propped upright between his knees.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
The sick woman had raised herself upright, and was stretching her arms towards them.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
"Take some melon, Mr. Mudge," said we, as with a sudden bolt we recovered our speech and took another slice ourself.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
"Some one has lost their way on the heath," said Dorothy, laying her hand upon the strong iron bolt that secured the door.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Susy, who had been awake, had heard the alarm and drawn the bolt so as to give time for hastily throwing on a few garments.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
The boiler was of six wrought-iron upright tubes, one within the other.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Scarcely taking time to look the motor-cycles over, they pulled them upright and got into the saddles.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Of the two ladies, one was well advanced in years, but the high-backed oaken chair in which she sat was not more upright than she.
OLIVER TWIST, VOL. II (OF 3)CHARLES DICKENS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BOLT UPRIGHT

  • bolt upright
  • cocked
  • erect
  • on end
  • perpendicular
  • plumb
  • sheer
  • steep
  • straight-up
  • up-and-down
  • upward
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.