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vertical

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Definition oriented straight up and down (90 degrees relative to the floor)
  • The architect used long vertical lines to pull the eye upward.
vertical = oriented straight up and down (90 degrees relative to the floor)
  • I turned once more, saw the rooftops of Stoneygate, dark lines of coal smoke rising vertically from them.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • vertically = straight up
  • What's your vertical leap?
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • vertical = oriented straight up and down
  • Donatelli adjusted the vertical measure and fingered the sliding weights.
    Robert Lipsyte  --  The Contender
  • vertical = oriented straight up and down (90 degrees relative to the floor)
  • On a small ladder, a good-looking sandy-haired boy is painting a vertical sign that will say:  "Doc's."
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • vertical = oriented straight up and down (90 degrees relative to the floor)
  • At 20,500 feet, the altitude was deemed too high for safe evacuation by helicopter ... so he would have to be carried 3,000 vertical feet to Base Camp down the Khumbu Icefall,
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • vertical = up and down
  • the monument consists of two vertical pillars supporting a horizontal slab
  • vertical social mobility
  • As we sat down on a bench, my eye caught sight of another American flag, this one hanging from a vertical pole in the lobby.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • In each of them was a vertical line of light, but it was a dim, eerie light, not the warm light of stairways in cities at home.
    Madeleine L'Engle  --  A Wrinkle in Time
  • He made a row of bold vertical stripes topped with thin loops, like bars and razor wire.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • Our torches were nearly out, and I had to hold mine up so that I could read Rayvenwoode Manor carved into the vertical planks.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • I'd draw six vertical lines and intersect them with six horizontal lines, and then I'd fill in every other little square with my pen.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • Vertical now, released by the wind, I fall faster.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She got up and followed him, a deep vertical pit appearing suddenly in the center of her forehead, just under the red bangs.
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • I struggled, trying to get vertical.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • The parking lot in front was empty, the vertical blinds in all the windows drawn.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • They had taken a long time to reach it, falling steadily on a great platform that moved like a piston in a vertical cylinder of unknown length.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • The tail looked much larger when he got next to it, with a major part of the vertical stabilizer showing and perhaps half of the elevators.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • I took the cryotank from Jared, easing it rather than tugging it, turning it with care until it was vertical, and then I hugged it to my chest.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host

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