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S'pose you stand up there in the door with your back to the clearin'.

If he sat down his legs were gathered, and he seemed about to stand up.

Two stand up to wrestle, and are on the point of coming to blows.

In all the stand up there, wit' their flounces and jewels, there isn't a lady like her.

I'd like to hear Weary or anybody else stand up and tell me that I got bucked off.

I told Arthur when he first come home to stand up against you.

So he let it stand up stiffly behind him in the shape of a flagpole.

Stand up here, you Safety Scouts, and let's have a look at you.

I would not take the trouble to stand up in a quadrille, if I were in his place.

"Stand up close to the wall, out of the line of fire from the door," I whispered.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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