Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The man took her by the shoulder, laughing still, and spun her up standing.

At the bottom of the page he came on something that brought him up standing.

The shock of Anna's statement and death brought me up standing.

I brought him up standing, recovered my gun, which had fallen to the ground, and was soon in the saddle again.

But the other's voice cut short his pleasant reflections and the words themselves brought him up standing.

We arrived there by a sudden turn of the road which brought us up standing, onto a bridge spanning the railroad.

If there is no dirt in a pin and there can be none scarcely, if there is not then the place is the same as up standing.

Another thought, piercing him, brought him up standing with clenched fists.

The first name plumped like a shot across my bows, and brought me up standing—for a second only.

But it certainly brought the sewing circle women all up standing.