01. Fashion experts suggest that wearing clothes with [vertical] stripes makes a woman look thinner.
02. Using the right equipment, an experienced rock climber can climb up a [vertical] rock face.
03. The mountain has a [vertical] height of over 30,000 feet.
04. The [vertical] acceleration of this helicopter is amazing.
05. The ascent up the cliffside was almost [vertical], and posed the greatest challenge of the expedition to the climbers.
06. She was wearing a hot pink blouse with [vertical] stripes of blue and green.
07. I think your article for the school newsletter will look more interesting if you put the information into three [vertical] columns instead of one.
08. The world's longest escalator is in Ocean Park, Hong Kong, China. With a length of 745 feet, the escalator has a [vertical] rise of 377 feet.
09. He jokingly refers to himself as [vertically]-challenged, rather than short.
10. LeCorbusier described Manhattan as that [vertical] city with unimaginable diamonds.
11. When spawning, salmon are capable of [vertical] leaps of more than six feet.
12. The domestic cat is the only species able to hold its tail [vertically] while walking.
13. When a butterfly is at rest, it holds its wings [vertically] above its back, whereas a moth at rest holds its wings flat.
14. The Belgian flag has three [vertical] stripes in black, yellow and red.
15. George Bernard Shaw once suggested that dancing is the [vertical] expression of a horizontal desire legalized by music.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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