Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To serve; be of service to; be ready to serve or aid.
- From Middle English bistanden, bestanden, from Old English bestandan ("to stand round or about, beset, surround, attend to, harass"), equivalent to be- + stand. Cognate with Dutch bestaan ("to exist, subsist, live"), German bestehen ("to exist, endure, be available"), Swedish bestå ("to consist, continue, endure, provide"). (Wiktionary)
“Another note: In his brilliant commentary on The Question Concerning Technology, called The Gods and Technology, Richard Rojcewicz presents what i think is a better translation for "bestand" namely "disposables" for which Lovitt has used the somewhat more abstract "standing reserve.”
“What if he punctuated his conversational speech with Heideggerian coinages like “bestand,” “gestell,” and “dwelling”?”
“Experts agree that the bestand possibly the onlyway to pay off credit card debt is by yourself, little by little.”
“The holiday season brings out the bestand sometimes the worstin people.”
“It seems inevitable that people without access to natural bestand such as oil wells or diamond mines, that they'd turn to the only inventory they do have—their lives.”
“More and more, the bestand of our era is our own intellectual property.”
“The problem with seeing the world as bestand, Heidegger said, was it leads you to use things, enslave and exploit things and people, for your own benefit.”
“He called this world of raw natural resources: bestand.”
“This growing correspondence was interpreted as the bestand most visible sign of the spreading importance of the German Workers'Party, and then-then there was a long deliberation with regard to the answersto be made.”
“Het programma haalt vervolgens alle updates van de ftp-server van Microsoft en maakt naar keuze dan een iso-bestand van het geheel per taal of per besturingssysteem.”
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