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  • v. To mean; to symbolize; to represent
  • v. To advocate, to support
  • v. To tolerate

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
  • v. denote or connote
  • v. express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
  • v. tolerate or bear


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  • At home Mama worked feverishly on my wedding dress, forcing me to stand for the fitting, enlisting my sisters Olive and Carlene to boost my spirits.

    Keep Sweet

  • Scripture is still spoken of as inspired, but its inspiration is only the impassioned expression of human religious experiences; Christ is the Son of God, but His Son-ship is like that of any other good man; the very ideas of God, religion, Church, sacraments, have lost their old values: they stand for nothing real outside the subject in whose religious life they form a kind of fool's paradise.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Pour curaçao or Grand Marnier over berries, let stand for thirty minutes, garnish with whipped cream and candied violets.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • I based the character somewhat on myself, calling him “Jonathan A.,” with the idea that the “A.” could stand for “alcoholic” or “alone” or “Ames.”

    The Double Life is Twice as Good

  • The depth of feeling that burns inside bin Laden about his holy war could be seen during the January 10, 2001, wedding ceremony of his son Muhammad, where one of his youngest sons, then aged eight, made a short speech captured on video in which he declaimed, I stand for a jihad against the infidels today and shall do so until eternity.

    The Longest War

  • You too stand for the old ways, Kondo-san, and I will never forget it.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Colonel A. C. Cummings of the 23rd Virginia, who largely had been responsible for the most brilliant achievement of Jackson's brigade at Manassas, refused to stand for election.


  • Those initials stand for Soli Deo Gloria, Latin for “Glory to God alone.”

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • They took the first of the five genes, say haemoglobin-A in all cases I use the name of the protein to stand for the gene that codes for that protein.


  • The Officers in general, as well as myself, find it necessary to stand for hours every day exposed to wind and weather among the poor naked fellows while they are working at their huts and redoubts, often assisting with our own hands in order to produce a conviction to their minds that we share, and more than share, every vicissitude in common with them; sometimes asking to participate their bread and water.

    Angel in the Whirlwind


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