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synonyms for standing by

  • accessible
  • at hand
  • at one's beck and call
  • at one's disposal
  • at one's fingertip
  • available
  • handy
  • night call
  • on alert
  • on deck
  • on the spot
  • on-call
  • prepared
  • within reach
  • stress
  • uphold
  • defend
  • advocate
  • insist
  • say
  • emphasize
  • hold
  • declare
  • contend
  • attest
  • protest
  • right
  • champion
  • vindicate
  • affirm
  • rectify
  • back
  • report
  • state
  • asseverate
  • persist
  • aver
  • profess
  • allege
  • correct
  • avow
  • justify
  • fight for
  • plead for
  • stand by
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How to use standing by in a sentence

It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
She looked so sweet when she said it, standing and smiling there in the middle of the floor, the door-way making a frame for her.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
It separates into three layers upon standing—a brown deposit, a clear fluid, and a frothy layer.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
He returned shortly, to meet his mother standing in the doorway, with pale, affrighted face.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Above all, he was amazed to hear me talk of a mercenary standing army in the midst of peace and among a free people.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.
READINGS IN MONEY AND BANKINGCHESTER ARTHUR PHILLIPS
Sarah was standing on the porch again wiping her hands on her apron, looking away toward the fields.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO STANDING BY

  • accessible
  • at hand
  • at one's beck and call
  • at one's disposal
  • at one's fingertip
  • available
  • handy
  • night call
  • on alert
  • on deck
  • on the spot
  • on-call
  • prepared
  • standing by
  • within reach
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.