Samuel Johnson WOTD: UPRIGHTLY @davidpriess

I have a little script that sends me a random definition from Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary every day. Today’s was very apropos.

UPRIGHTLY (U’PRIGHTLY) adv.[from upright.] 1. Perpendicularly to the horizon. 2. Honestly; without deviation from the right.

Men by nature apter to rage than deceit; not greatly ambitious, more than to be well and uprightly dealt with. Sidney.

Princes in judgment, and their delegate judges, must judge the causes of all persons uprightly and impartially, without any personal consideration. Taylor.

To live uprightly then is sure the best,To save ourselves, and not to damn the rest. Dryden.

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