Whether we like it or not, these atrocities are here to stay.
But not every child advocate believes Haitian children should stay put.
In a rare moment of insurrection, Rivera threatened to stay behind, even without permission.
We wound up making out a few times and then eventually, one night, I told him he could stay over, and ... yeah.
My BlackBerry enables me to stay slightly on top of the pile while out of the office.
Then the boy relinquishes his intention and agrees to stay at home.
I'm going back there, and get things in action, and I'm going to stay by them.
But first you must promise to stay as my guest for six months.
This may make a good depot if we require to stay long in this neighbourhood.
The shock upset her at first, and she wanted Theo to stay behind.
"to remain," mid-15c., from Middle French estai-, stem of ester "to stay or stand," from Old French, from Latin stare "to stand" (cf. Italian stare, Spanish estar "to stand, to be"), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Originally "come to a halt;" sense of "remain" is first recorded 1570s.
Noun senses of "appliance for stopping," "period of remaining in a place," and (judicial) "suspension of proceeding" all developed 1525-1550. Stay-at-home (adj.) is from 1806. Stay put is first recorded 1843, American English. "To stay put is to keep still, remain in order. A vulgar expression" [Bartlett]. Phrase stay the course is originally (1885) in reference to horses holding out till the end of a race.
"support, prop, brace," 1510s, from Middle French estaie "piece of wood used as a support," perhaps from Frankish *staka "support," from Proto-Germanic *stagaz (cf. Middle Dutch stake "stick," Old English steli "steel" stæg "rope used to support a mast"), from PIE *stak- (see stay (n.2)). If not, then from the root of stay (v.). Stays "laced underbodice" is attested from c.1600.
"strong rope which supports a ship's mast," from Old English stæg, from Proto-Germanic *stagan (cf. Dutch stag, Low German stach, German Stag, Old Norse stag), from PIE *stak-, ultimately an extended form of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). The verb meaning "secure or steady with stays" is first recorded 1620s.
To maintain a penile erection (1960s+)