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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of stand out.


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  • With a shaking hand I pointed to the spot on the far left side of the tree chart, where her name stood out on one of the highest twigs.

    Claim to Fame

  • The sky was dark here, far from the neon-lighted city, and the stars stood out brilliantly against it.

    The Women’s Room

  • Her overprocessed blond hair stood out around her round, sunburned face like a clown wig, and her pudgy body was stuffed into a polyester sundress that was dotted with pins proclaiming her membership in various environmental groups.


  • One local stood out for his pathfinding scouting skills.

    The Spartacus War

  • Clean-cut and attired for the press conference in conservative dark business suits except Conrad, who stood out in a white linen suit, the New Nine looked, to one observer, “more like junior executives on their way home to Scarsdale than spacemen who hope to set foot on the Moon.”

    First Man

  • "We considered a wide range of touchscreen products, but the design flexibility and durability of Zytronic's PCT stood out from the competition," states Mike Bladelius, the company's founder.

    Engineering Hardware-Software

  • He stood out like a Christmas tree in his sharply creased gray flannel slacks and his bright green sweater worn over a white shirt and a gray-and-green-striped tie.


  • Peter had designed the place himself; with his signature modern style favoring strong horizontal lines and lots of glass, he had made sure his creation stood out from the neighboring houses, with their staid neo-Georgian brick faces and fan windows.


  • Two things stood out about Ty Jamerson, two things that even a blind person could see.

    Good Girl Gone Bad

  • The anachronism stood out like a Klaxon in the otherwise modern office suite.

    Starfleet Academy: The Edge


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