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See definition of stood for on Dictionary.com
  • verbsignify, mean
  • verbendure, bear

synonyms for stood for

  • exemplify
  • imply
  • represent
  • suggest
  • symbolize
  • answer for
  • appear for
  • betoken
  • denote
  • indicate
  • symbol
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How to use stood for in a sentence

Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
After a minute's pause, while he stood painfully silent, she resumed in great emotion.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Louis stood firm, though pale and respectful, before the resentful gaze of Elizabeth.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
His wife stood smiling and waving, the boys shouting, as he disappeared in the old rockaway down the sandy road.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
So he bore down on the solemn declaration that she stood face to face with a prison term for perjury.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
Madame de Condillac stood watching him, her face composed, her glance cold.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Under the internal pressure his whiskers stood on end and his face grew red.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
He stood, with the air of a hero, both arms extended towards the amazed pair of lovers.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
She stripped off her mackintosh, as though she were stripping off her modesty, and stood before him revealed.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
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