Over that weekend, Teddy stayed up with friends one night, drinking and swapping bawdy tales about the party times with Jack.
He said that during his final deliberations, “I stayed in prayer constantly.”
“I stayed without moving, laying down in my field from morning to evening while they burned my village and crops,” she said.
For all that, Reno was the one cabinet member who stayed for the entire run of the Clinton administration.
One of the men sat on him and stayed there as the vehicle sped to a building of some kind.
I stayed until I had persuaded her father that he ought to give her to me.
After she had gone he kept on coming more than ever, and he stayed overnight.
They stayed only five days in his hands, when they passed over to Mr. Doane.
But Allister slid out of his saddle and Dozier stayed in his.
There he stayed, keeping step pretty well with the bullocks.
"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+)