erect

01. My children love to [erect] towers out of blocks and then knock them over.
02. Standing [erect] on its hind legs, a grizzly bear can reach up to 8 feet in height.
03. In 1982, two 250-foot walls of polished black granite were [erected] in Washington, D.C. to honor the more than 58,000 U.S. men and women who were killed or missing in the Vietnam War.
04. In August of 1961, East Germany began to [erect] a five-foot-high wall along its border with the West.
05. The Mongol conqueror Timur the Lame (1336-1405) left a record of his victories by [erecting] 30-foot-high pyramids made of the severed heads of his victims.
06. In 562 B.C., King Nebuchadnezzar [erected] the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, in honor of his wife.
07. Protestors [erected] barriers made of garbage cans and old tires to protect themselves from the police.
08. The government has [erected] statues honoring the former President all over the country.
09. A statue dedicated to Terry Fox was [erected] at Thunder Bay, where the young man had to stop his cross-Canada run to raise money for cancer.
10. The Hollywood sign, first [erected] in 1923, was originally a real estate advertisement.
11. Many Americans were outraged by plans to [erect] a monument to honor Vietnam war draft resisters in a town in British Columbia.
12. Italian rulers of the fifteenth century sought to glorify themselves by [erecting] impressive palaces and country houses.
13. It took 300 steel workers two years and 15,000 pieces of iron to [erect] the Eiffel Tower.
14. Trajan's Column was [erected] in Rome to honor his victories over his enemies.
15. The Arch of Titus was [erected] in 81 A.D. to honor Titus' capture of Jerusalem and his suppression of a Jewish rebellion.
16. Tsar Nicholas II reportedly considered [erecting] an electric fence around Russia.
17. The little boy had an [erection] in the bath and was trying to hide it from his mother.
18. The old man talked to his doctor about getting some medication to help him achieve an [erection].
19. The young boy was quite embarrassed when his friends noticed his [erection] through his swimsuit.
20. Roman architecture is known for its triumphal arches, which were [erected] to celebrate the victories of the Emperor.
21. Dr. Hugo Keim once suggested that if you believe in evolution, you can trace all of our lower back problems to the time when the first hominid stood [erect].
22. Isidor Feinstein once stated that America is the first country where the common man could stand [erect].

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  • Erect — E*rect , a. [L. erectus, p. p. of erigere to erect; e out + regere to lead straight. See {Right}, and cf. {Alert}.] 1. Upright, or having a vertical position; not inverted; not leaning or bent; not prone; as, to stand erect. [1913 Webster] Two of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erect — E*rect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Erected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Erecting}.] 1. To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. To raise, as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erect — ERÉCT, Ă, erecţi, te, adj. (Despre plante sau despre tulpina lor) Ridicat drept în sus; vertical. – Din lat. erectus. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  ERÉCT adj. (bot.) drept, vertical. (Plantă cu tulpina erect.) Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • erect — erect·ness; semi·erect; sub·erect; un·erect; erect; erect·ly; …   English syllables

  • erect — vt: to give legal existence to by a formal act of authority no new State shall be formed or erect ed within the jurisdiction of any other State U.S. Constitution art. IV erec·tion n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Erect — E*rect , v. i. To rise upright. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By wet, stalks do erect. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erect — i rekt adj 1) standing up or out from the body <erect hairs> 2) being in a state of physiological erection …   Medical dictionary

  • erect — [adj] straight up arrect, cocked, elevated, erectile, firm, perpendicular, raised, rigid, standing, stiff, upright, upstanding, vertical; concepts 485,581,604 Ant. prone, prostrate erect [v] build; establish assemble, bring about, cobble up*,… …   New thesaurus

  • erect — [ē rekt′, irekt′] adj. [ME < L erectus, pp. of erigere, to set up < e , out, up + regere, to make straight: see RIGHT] 1. not bending or leaning; straight up; upright; vertical 2. sticking out or up; bristling; stiff 3. Archaic a) not… …   English World dictionary

  • erect — (adj.) late 14c., upright, not bending, from L. erectus upright, elevated, lofty; eager, alert, aroused, pp. of erigere raise or set up, from e up + regere to direct, keep straight, guide (see REGAL (Cf. regal)). The verb is from c.1400, a back… …   Etymology dictionary

  • erect — vb *build, construct, frame, raise, rear Analogous words: fabricate, fashion, form (see MAKE): *lift, raise, elevate Antonyms: raze …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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