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  • proper n. Short form of the male given name Stanley. (Sometimes also adopted by immigrants named Stanislaw, Stanislas, or Stanislav).


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  • Any place that ends in – Stan is a place I suppose we should be at least slightly worried about.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Thoughts on the Revolution (?) in Kyrgyzstan

  • So Stan was not driven by the “codes of the Crips” in his stance against debriefing, he was driven by his own code of ethics inspired by his relationship with the Almighty, which is the name Stan used to refer to God.

    Blue Rage, Black Redemption

  • The name Stan Lee is practically synonymous with comic books, particularly when it comes to the Marvel universe of characters, where he at least co-created Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, the X-Men and more.

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  • Yes, I think that "Stan" is a creepy song - but iTunes has reintroduced me to the genius of the one-CD madness that was The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy.

    The Down Side To A Big Imagination

  • As 'Stan' is Old English for 'stone', I suppose it could have been used as a nickname or as a name in its own right, like modern French Pierre 'stone', but it's not likely to have been a short form of a -stan two-element name.

    Wolf Girl

  • Had the official not made the controversial decision, there’s a very real chance today’s list of WWE Champions would include the name Stan Hansen.

    WWE Championship

  • Stan is a friend and old colleague who happens to be the aac lead at Apple

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  • Don't know who the hell Stan is but he looks like bucky ...

    Captain America Shortlist Reportedly Down to Three | /Film

  • Stan is something of a wildcard (I only remember him in The Covenant, and while he wasn't bad, the whole rest of the film was) and while I'm all for seeing someone get some time in the spotlight, I'm not sure if this is the right film for him to prove his ability. fex

    Captain America Shortlist Reportedly Down to Three | /Film

  • THR confirms the casting, and says that Marvel will only say that, yes, Stan is playing the character.

    Sebastian Stan is Bucky, Sidekick to Captain America | /Film


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