When you are in favor of it, however—and I have been very vocal about my support—that position defines you.
And because he was a grown-up male in a position of power, he walked away.
Bush finally accepted Scowcroft's position that he must leave Iraq united and reasonably strong to balance Iranian power.
In addition to that accusation, Peres was for a long time viewed as a politician interested only in furthering his own position.
The winner of Florida's primary will try to spin his way into the frontrunner's position.
My own position at this period was embarrassing in the extreme.
Now tell me just what you expect a woman in my position to do.
Nobody was sure of him, and this cause augmented the difficulties of his position.
I should think Hester would have more sense than to encourage a boy in his position.
The accompanying cut shows one of their exhibits in position.
late 14c., as a term in logic and philosophy, from Old French posicion "position, supposition" (Modern French position), from Latin positionem (nominative positio) "act or fact of placing, situation, position, affirmation," noun of state from past participle stem of ponere "put, place," from PIE *po-s(i)nere, from *apo- "off, away" (see apo-) + *sinere "to leave, let" (see site).
Meaning "proper place occupied by a person or thing" is from 1540s. Meaning "manner in which some physical thing is arranged or posed" first recorded 1703; specifically in reference to dance steps, 1778, sexual intercourse, 1883. Meaning "official station, employment" is from 1890.
1670s, "to assume a position (intransitive), from position (n.). Transitive sense of "to put in a particular position" is recorded from 1817. Related: Positioned; positioning.
position po·si·tion (pə-zĭsh'ən)
A place occupied.
A bodily attitude or posture, especially a posture assumed by a patient to facilitate the performance of diagnostic, surgical, or therapeutic procedures.
The relation of an arbitrarily chosen portion of the fetus to the right or left side of the mother.