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stan ding

  • n  social or financial or professional status or reputation
    of equal standing
    a member in good standing
  • n  an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
  • n  the act of assuming or maintaining an erect upright position
  • v  be standing; be upright
  • v  be in some specified state or condition
  • v  occupy a place or location, also metaphorically
  • v  hold one's ground; maintain a position; be steadfast or upright
    I am standing my ground and won't give in!
  • v  put up with something or somebody unpleasant
  • v  have or maintain a position or stand on an issue
  • v  remain inactive or immobile
    standing water
  • v  be in effect; be or remain in force
  • v  be tall; have a height of; copula
  • v  put into an upright position
  • v  withstand the force of something
  • v  be available for stud services
  • s  having a supporting base
    a standing lamp
  • s  not created for a particular occasion
    a standing committee
  • a  (of fluids) not moving or flowing
    mosquitoes breed in standing water
  • a  executed in or initiated from a standing position
    race from a standing start
    a standing jump
    a standing ovation
  • a  (of persons) on the feet; having the torso in an erect position supported by straight legs
    standing room only
  • s  permanent
    a standing army

  • He would also deny standing to those who challenge the Administration's environmental policies.
  • Its last pages show him standing with two of Indonesia's best-known Islamic extremists, one of whom served a 10-year jail sentence for the 1985 bombing of the Buddhist temple of .
  • Chicago, IL - Today, Oklahoma Superdelegate Reggie Whitten endorsed Barack Obama, citing his ability to unite Americans for change and his proven track record of standing up for .
News & Articles

  • 'Despicable Me 2' Gets Standing Ovation at First Audience Screening
    A raucous crowd gave the movie a minutes-long standing ovation at the Annecy Animation Festival. read more        
    June 13, 2013 - The Hollywood Reporter
  • Standing While Urinating May Soon be Against the Law in Europe
    Urinating while standing up may soon become illegal in Europe, as representatives on the Sormland County Council and the Left Party are urging a "sitting only" rule for public restrooms. It is not clear how they will enforce this rule, but they say they are doing it for more than sanitary reasons. Supporters of the law say that urinating while sitting will help the bladder empty more effectively ...
    June 12, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Long standing liaison position could become official
    Members of the Rapid City Legal and Finance Committee look to make a long standing position official.
    June 12, 2013 - KOTA Rapid City

  • Paul Goydos in Seattle Times
    Standing over that last putt, I was probably as nervous as I've ever been over a putt in my life,he said. "The putt would have gone in a thimble."
  • Graeme McDowell in (blog)
    When given the silver trophy, McDowell joyously said: "I can't believe I'm standing with this right now. It's a dream come true. I've been dreaming it all my life. Two putts to win the US Open. Can't believe it happened."
  • Barack Obama in Peace FM Online
    I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the gulf. A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be,Obama said,...

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