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stand still

verb as in rest

verb as in stagnate

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Like some say, better run away; Others say better stand still.

Some days we come just to visit, to say a few words or to stand still and silent.

Will Hamas stand still while Egypt and Israel take their sweet time?

Another is that while the historical record does not bode well for upstart former team members, history does not stand still.

He accepted it gratefully, hardly able to stand still, so anxious was he to put it into use on the hill he called home.

Jessie's heart seemed to stand still as Hope raised his crushed hat and came leisurely up the steps of the fountain.

I was able to secure a snap-shot, but did not succeed in the time exposure, as the Pygmies would not stand still.

Can they stand still when everything is in motion, when everything is stirring, and forbear running whither every one runs?

Robinson showed his paintpot and brushes, and told him how he was at a stand-still for want of a board.


On this page you'll find 174 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stand still, such as: adjourn, arrest, bar, block, break off, and cease.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.