Stand

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Definition

to stand: to be upright, on your feet, the opposite of lying down
verb
I can stand for hours without my feet getting tired.

to stand up: to get onto one's feet, to rise from a sitting or lying position
verb
Please stand up when the president enters the room.

Examples

  • "Janine : Well Brent, we know that nobody wants to be standing in the unemployment line, but in most US states, you are entitled to collect unemployment if you have been laid off."
  • "Anyway, I am standing next to none other than entrepreneur Bruno Delavigne, who has just emerged from intense marathon negotiation sessions with the International Fruit Concern, Incorporated."
  • "Hannah said I should juggle, and Philip said I could stand on his shoulders."
  • "Subject: Delavigne Corp's stand at Galeries Falayette, Paris"
  • "Right now I am standing outside the hottest party in Hollywood, home of the most important people on earth: celebrities."
  • "There's a poster on the wall of my office that says 'A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than the giant himself."
  • "Standing on the wall"
  • "Too hard standin' on my own two feet"
  • "It's clear that you have mastered the ins and outs of the British pub, so I don't think you'll experience any cultural problems. I was amazed when you stood on the table and sang Abba songs with members of a women's rugby team. While this kind of behaviour may not be acceptable in front of your client, I'm sure you'll go down well with English girls!"

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