We all jumped from our seats and stood rigid as plank boards.
All of the eight candidates who stood on the stage, sniping at each other and looking unserious and unpresidential.
I stood with a tape recorder, listening to men denounce the liberal media controlled by Jews.
Of the nine who stood against him in 2010, seven saw the inside of a prison.
Sgt. Jose Rodriguez stood with his brother, Juan, who is also a police officer.
They were now descending a little hill at the foot of which stood a country tavern.
The saloonkeeper made a long-armed reach for a gun that stood in the corner.
Like responsible sentinels, Dexter and Jessie stood at their post.
Jim turned and stood shoulder to shoulder with the Apache chief.
When Dicksie came down, Marion stood at the foot of the stairs.
Old English standan (class VI strong verb; past tense stod, past participle standen), from Proto-Germanic *sta-n-d- (cf. Old Norse standa, Old Saxon and Gothic standan, Old High German stantan, Swedish stå, Dutch staan, German stehen), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Sense of "to exist, be present" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pay for as a treat" is from 1821. Phrase stands to reason (1620) is from earlier stands (is constant) with reason. Phrase stand pat is originally from poker (1882); stand down in the military sense of "go off duty" is first recorded 1916. Standing ovation attested by 1968; standing army is from c.1600.
"pause, delay," Old English, from the root of stand (v.). Meaning "place of standing, position" is from c.1300; figurative sense is from 1590s. Sense of "action of standing or coming to a position" is attested from late 14c., especially in reference to fighting. Meaning "raised platform for a hunter or sportsman" is attested from c.1400.
Sense of "stall or booth" is first recorded c.1500. Military meaning "complete set" (of arms, colors, etc.) is from 1721, often a collective singular. Sense of "standing growth of trees" is 1868, American English. Theatrical sense of "each stop made on a performance tour" is from 1896. The word was formerly also slang for "an erection" (1867).