Gore stood up to challenge Bush in this 2000 debate, but got flummoxed and deflated by a simple nod.
Words had been exchanged and the texter, Chad Oulson, had stood up and may have thrown a bag of popcorn.
Amanda Knox stood up in front of the jury who will decide her fate and broke down in tears.
“Nobody from the 48th can run for mayor, you know,” the mayor observed as he stood up slowly and shook out his right leg.
It stood up to the storm better than the basic houses of Candahug.
Erick stood up unsteadily, helping Jan and Mara to their feet.
Then she stood up with the air of one who has come to a definite decision.
Desmond stood up in turn, and made her a little grave inclination.
Taku-Wakin stood up and stretched out his hand to the Council.
She stood up in front of the scornful, handsome, hard-eyed woman and defied her.
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).