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


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  • He stood up straighter, casually shrugging off Paiges hand.

    Paradise Lost

  • So I stood up beside them, confidently, with my six iron and 10-handicap swing, my Hogan sticks and Titleist driver, my bag with the USGA membership tag on it, my shined shoes that Id won in a tournament back home.

    The Italian Summer

  • The debate was the usual platitudes until the Feingold girl finally stood up and asked Neumann a question that was clearly designed to make him look like a knuckle-dragger who wanted nothing less than to strip the earth of its essential parts and sell them for scrap at a discount.

    How to Rig an Election

  • I sat through the usual talking points for about an hour and, just as the debate was coming to an end, Jacobson stood up and said, “Steve Corodemus, have you ever been mentioned in a court filing regarding domestic violence?”

    How to Rig an Election

  • At long last, there seemed to be no further evidence of the sixsome on the short grass below, so I stood up on the tee and hit a two hybrid that sailed up into the morning sun, high over the trees on the right side of the fairway, then began to curl gently left.

    The Italian Summer

  • Kissinger, who had admired the way Scowcroft once stood up to Haldeman, later recalled that he turned to the lieutenant general because he needed a strong person as my deputy, who would be willing to stand up to me if necessarynot every daybut to stand up for what he thought was right.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • She pried a clay-encrusted stone from the earth, stood up and held it to my lips.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • I stood up to the ball again, settled my feet, made my waggles, and tried the high draw.

    The Italian Summer

  • When an academic-looking snowy-haired man in wire-rim glasses stood up and started to speak, Alfred was startled out of the deep place where he had come to rest, and was surprised to find himself at his own wedding.

    Plain Language

  • Judith Anderson stood up to say that her lupus organization would assist residents in any way it could.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic


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