Early in his career his stance on prisoner releases, one of the most sensitive and key issues of the conflict, was uncompromising.
Her stance on funding for such programs as governor led to attacks during the campaign as well.
Conservative poobah Bill Kristol took her to the woodshed Wednesday for her stance against raising the debt ceiling.
1530s, "standing place, station," probably from Middle French stance "resting place, harbor," from Italian stanza "stopping place, station," from Vulgar Latin *stantia "place, abode," from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "position of the feet" (in golf, etc.) is first recorded 1897; figurative sense of "point of view" is recorded from 1956.