1Honest; respectable: an upstanding member of the community
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- Mr Watts-Jones told the court his client had outgrown the misbehaviour of his youth and become an upstanding member of the community, with a respectable job, a wife and two teenage children.
- He clearly was neither a law-abiding person nor an upstanding member of the local community.
- But I think it came at a moment when Americans were particularly hungry for someone they could perceive as honest, upstanding, and a hero.