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adjective as in stood on end

adjective as in built

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Opposition is building against San Diego’s dream of erecting a $5 billion pipeline to the Colorado River in the name of resource independence.

Publishers will encourage users to opt-in through engaging content and other special access, while other publishers will erect paywalls.

From Digiday

Haunted by Russia’s brazen effort to meddle in the last election, federal and state officials have erected what they believe are formidable barriers to thwart cyber-attacks ahead of Tuesday’s presidential vote.

From Fortune

Grocery stores, salons, restaurants, nursing homes, and even offices across the country have newfound use for plexiglass, erecting transparent barriers between groups of people as a preventative measure against the coronavirus.

From Vox

However, the optics of erecting the enclosures to distance wealthy diners from homeless people in the neighborhood did not sit well with many advocates in the city.

From Eater

Exactly one month after the first straw goat was erected in Gävle, it was mysteriously burned to a crisp.

The glass-enclosed elevator that I take shows another building being erected, with a great derrick and all.

Other buildings have since been erected and then torn down or sold.

Nearby, the Hamas deputy information minister, Ehab al Hussain, sits in a memorial tent erected for those killed in the fighting.

The prohibition was erected for good reason:  to prevent the religious wars that wracked Europe in the previous century.

Close to the wagon in which our hero lay the natives had erected a temporary hut of grass, about six feet high.

A vast number are now being erected, and no other engine is erected where these are known.

I have erected above 100 steam-engines on this principle, but never met with one accident or complaint against them.

The last engine I erected was about three weeks since, for a farmer that kept four horses and two drivers.

In the spring of the following year a somewhat similar engine was erected in London.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to erected, such as: boosted, elevated, hoisted, implanted, lifted, and raised.

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