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To make sure it has them, Ravenswood and other New York stations collect “capacity payments” just for keeping their turbines on standby, as a kind of insurance policy for the days of highest demand.

Glover sent in two civil-disturbance units and kept a third on standby.

Look through the huge data bases of breached personal information and you’ll find the most popular options are simple phrases like “12345” and even the old standby, “password.”

A key part of the safety protocol is the commands team members issue, such as “standby,” when co-workers need to move away from equipment preparing to move, and “clear,” when they need to stand still, facing the moving equipment.

Even new ways of doing testing are going to start to show up, but mostly that’ll be valuable for the next pandemic, where we will make the investments and have people on standby to do far, far better than we did this time.

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That's why medical teams, replete with Life Flight helicopters, are always on standby at tour events.

Daniel Schachner, the actor playing the referee for Puppy Bowl X, waits on standby to help out on the field.

Ballard had Lottie Jackson and the ambulance crew “on standby,” in case the jury wanted them.

So while the Republican race is in full throttle, the Democrats are left in standby mode.

They would rather you not think of devices in standby mode and would rather make that extension cord as invisible as possible.

When he had been with Ament little more than a year Sam had become office favorite and chief standby.

The wreck of the Clyde was once more our standby, providing a suitable length of chain and four shackles.

So Joes dismay at the thought of Jim, his main standby, letting down in his efficiency was amply justified.

I dilute with a few drops of water a little Liebig's extract, that precious standby of the kitchen.

They prove unmistakably that his standby was the grain crops grown on the open fields.


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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to standby, such as: assistant, backup, deputy, double, fill in, and relief.

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