Phrases with the verb "to stand"

Examples of verb "to stand" in the Conditional Tense

Stand (Conditional)

Certainly standing solos at the hour of eight P.M., he would stand for a fool.

And she would stand watching with an eye like the eagle’s, whilst the groom in clumsy confusion drove the lugubrious persons down the drive, as if they were rusty fowls, scuttling before him.

No other man in the world would have stood it! You just let people order you around and cheat you and bully you and take advantage of you as if you were a silly little boy.

Then she would stand there meditatively and look out across the town, where the first lights were already beginning to wink on.

Whether it was extravagant, unchristian, whatever might have been truly said of that unholy compact, Lord Newhaven would have stood by it.

Four tiresome fat boys would stand in the doorway, and talk about the newspapers, till Mrs. Alicumpaine went to them and said, ‘My dears, I really cannot allow you to prevent people from coming in.

Feeble and cramped as he was, he would have stood no chance in a race.

Sometimes I would be standing at the door of the shop, dreaming, when the shopman would suddenly test my knowledge.

And yet--well, maybe, even with my eyes open I would have stood by the Doctor and seen it through.

Because of Hilda’s opposition, she was fiercely on the side of the man, she would stand by him through thick and thin.

Examples of verb "to stand" in the Perfect Tense

Stand (Perfect)

My old passion for queer company has stood me in good stead, and by voluptuous curves I’ve been trying to get in on their flanks.

Men who had seen the infant Saviour in the Virgin’s arms have stood upon it, maybe.

I then turned away slowly and fiercely, for the next thing might have been a cut with the Kurbaj,7 and, by the hammer of Thor! British flesh and blood could never have stood that.

The watch-dog has lain quiet on the hearth, and the cattle have stood silent in their stalls.

Moreover, Miss Monro, at any rate, could have stood an examination as to the number of servants at the deanery, their division of work, and the hours of their meals.

How yours have stood it so well, Helen, I cannot imagine! how much stronger they must be than mine.

They have had a great deal of knocking about, and have stood it manfully.

She could have stood there for hours with his arm round her, had fate and Mr. Thorne permitted it.

Was it possible to see such a catalogue of perfections, and not fall down, stricken to the very bone? But it was not that that did it all, Fanny. I could have stood against that.

Yet he troubles me, the more so since I remember that good men must have stood in His presence aforetime, and yet not have known Him for what He was, although He troubled them.

Examples of verb "to stand" in the Pluperfect Tense

Stand (Pluperfect)

The house had stood on a tottering base for a dozen years; and at last, in the shock of the French Revolution, it had rushed down a total ruin.

The thermometer had stood at 103° in the shade in the afternoon, and at night the mosquitoes were as numerous and almost more annoying than the flies in the day.

Then she had stood up and wrung her hands.

He had gone out on that vivid June morning to his hives, and had stood watching the lines of bees fetching water, their shadows going and coming on the clean white boards.

There, where the black streak could be seen, she had stood with the judge in that struggle of wills which had left its scars upon them both to this very day.

The chair had stood nearest her path on entering the room, and she had gone to it in a dream.

Allow me to hear what are your views on that subject?” Bazarov, who had stood up to meet Pavel Petrovich, sat down on the edge of the table and folded his arms.

They had been standing there when I had passed, and exactly under the lamp-post I had noticed with uneasiness that they had a good stare at me as I went by.

Profiting by it, we got up to our horses, who had stood still again, and hurriedly drove them in front of us towards our camp.

She was doomed to die, as surely as if she had stood in the doomster’s cart.

Examples of verb "to stand" in the Future Tense

Stand (Future)

Taking them then all together, the offences to which the condition of a parent is exposed will stand as follows: 1.

You shall not stand lower than Corpang.” “Where you go, I will go.

If their skill and their fires will stand it, their tempers won’t.

But cousins, new-found cousins, who love each other, and will stand by each other for help and aid against the world, may surely kiss — as would a brother and a sister.

Let me see — Black Feltham, and Dick Shakebag — we shall want a fourth — I love to make sure, and the booty will stand parting, besides what I can bucket them out of.

But what I came up to town particularly to impress upon my lord is, that if Mr. Odo will not stand again, we are in a very great difficulty.

If I can manage to send her old nurse Dowie with her she will stand guard over her like an old shepherd.

Observing his extreme solicitude, she firmly added, “I myself will stand at the lattice, and describe to you as I can what passes without.

I have my boy, and some little day I shall be standing at an altar with a certain C. W. That’s plenty to have lived for.

I should like you to see it, since you are ready to believe, for, like the Israelites, you shall stand still and see the salvation of God.” Maud did not hesitate now.

Examples of verb "to stand" in the Imperfect Tense

Stand (Imperfect)

Along the road people were standing in the roadway, curious, wondering.

Nita and all her noisy brood were standing together over the table with a big loaf on it, and an empty bowl and flasks of oil and vinegar, getting ready for supper.

But he did not dare; so he waited there, out of heart, for some ten minutes, speaking a word now and then to the bath-man, who was standing by, just to show that he was at his ease.

Then he looked into the eyes of the girl who was standing patiently by his side, and he suddenly yielded.

He had come in very quietly and was standing before the fire behind her.

And as he lay there weeping he was ware of One who was standing beside him; and He who was standing beside him had feet of brass and hair like fine wool.

The minghan was standing at the foot of the hillock.

The latter was standing in front of him, dressed only in a long white shirt, in his left hand the little lamp, and with his face so close to Arthur’s as almost to touch it.

Little groups of people were standing before the lodge-gates, looking in.

As she was standing in her proper position in the wings, awaiting another entry, the great comedian made his exit past her and paused in recognition.

Examples of verb "to stand" in the Present Tense

Stand (Present)

Ullathorne Court, therefore, does not stand absolutely surrounded by its own grounds, though Mr. Thorne is owner of all the adjacent land.

When I take a drop—that is if I ever do, it does not stand in the way of work.

As a rule it is well always to try to ascertain whether our conclusion does not stand in contradiction with some part of our well-founded knowledge.

But I cannot say that the name of Brutus does not stand there, written in imperishable letters on the title-pages of his most chosen pieces.

It does not stand for, it IS, the existing arrangement in these affairs.

The candle is an object which excites the female genitals; its being broken, so that it does not stand upright, signifies impotence on the man's part (it is not her fault).

An ancient walled city is much of a novelty to an American for the first time, but, having seen one, you have seen them all, and Chester Cathedral does not stand high in English architecture.

It does not stand to reason that she would have dared to come within miles of the place, if she had taken the earring.

It does not stand at the boundary of our ignorance, it seems to me, but is one of the will-o’-the-wisps of its undisputed central domain of bog and quicksand.

Still the writer does not stand with us on any commanding ground.

Examples of verb "to stand" in the Gerund Form

Stand (Gerund)

They went out and got the carriage, and went away, and as they rode away from the front of the house, he happened to be standing there with his nurse, and he saw them.

The naturalist, looking at the inhabitants of these volcanic islands in the Pacific, distant several hundred miles from the continent, feels that he is standing on American land.

Because the land you are standing on is my land.

Everything reminds that one is standing on the very verge of western civilisation.

When I awake it is broad daylight, and Mrs Rudd is standing by my side with a tray.

Alarm no alarm is standing and holding something.

Mrs. Mason at the moment of my question is standing where the firelight falls upon her face.

As we turn to go out at the door, another previously invisible old man, a hoarse old man in a flannel gown, is standing there, as if he had just come up through the floor.

There is no emotion that matters greatly when one is standing at a street corner in a biting wind.

Philip the miller, wearing glasses, is standing beside it.

Other verbs and sentences related to "stand"

Verbs similar to stand


There would be a family quarrel — but even that must be endured for the Colonel’s sake.


He took pains to prove that he only just tolerated me.


Its effect was to eliminate all who did not attain the necessary standard of lucidity to resist infection.


The pangs of hunger and the torments of thirst were racking me with redoubled vigour.


But he will not suffer the old, humble Arler cottage here to be meddled with.


If it had not been for one word with which Lord George had stunned her ears, she could still have borne it well.


He himself had supported Mr Gresham’s government, and did not belong to it because he could not at present reconcile himself to filling any office.


And they all abode like statues — One sitting on the stone, One half-way through the thorn hedge tall, One with a leg across a wall, And one looked backwards, very small, Far up the road, alone.


I should have liked to stop off and explore them, but the business of empire would brook no unnecessary delays.


I based no calculation on all Mrs. Harbottle had gone back to, just as I had based no calculation on her ten years’ companionship in arms when I kept her from the three o’clock train.


Have we not, Adam?’ Adam, who was holding a little toy whip, had never taken his eyes from Walter since he had first seen him.


The suppressed scream and the start indicated that she now for the first time realised by what a perilous path she had come hither.


Ackerman, who loved Vaughan more than the others put together, testified on their next film-night that Taffy was almost worthy to be called a medical man for his handling of the case.


She read on a signboard: Via Alfieri. After they had taken fifty steps, he stopped before a sombre alley: “It is in there,” he said.


One Sunday — it was in the month of June — the two friends were walking together on the shores of Loch Malcolm. Coal Town rested from labor.


Let them be defended not by force but by the pressure of world-opinion.


Then he said: ‘She is raving, poor creature!’ But for all that, his heart’s blood ran cold, and he would fain not have faced the woman, but would rather have remained in doubt to his dying day.


In her breast a natural instinct had been fighting against an artificial one; and as Nature is always stronger than precept, Nature had conquered.


It is necessary to persevere, to persevere always, and the end will be obtained.


After a moment he spoke to himself again: “I don’t care whether it stops raining or not, for I can’t be any wetter than I am, however it goes.


Her costume of spotless white had come direct from Paris. From her black hat with its wonderful osprey to the tips of her patent shoes she represented the last word in expense and fashion.


This was surprisingly good and kind, and I accepted it very willingly.


He insisted that you have a real flair for investigative science.


If any survive they will survive as a citation or so, as historical sidelights for the industrious student.


Nothing in heaven or hell shall stay me.


So she was sticking up for Jason? How much did she like him? “Jason’s much too volatile to smolder.


He suffered much when he was poor, he is making up for it now.


She could have accumulated nothing for the journey more than she might have carried in her hand; and thus poorly provided she must have embarked.


Then Lantier, who had been watching Gervaise’s face, seemed to seize an opportunity that he had been waiting for ever since the morning.


This he imparted to me in confidence at the time, and I remember how it increased my oppressive awe of Mr. Pickering, who had appeared to me in glimpses as a sort of high priest of the proprieties.


It is a false notion, although it would no doubt be upheld as true by most of those who are actually engaged in the contest, and should know.


Better they had lived for years in folly and vice than one hour in the presence of such as I am.


Of course, had he remained in Hoichow he would have been punished, but, at the worst, it would have meant a fine and social ostracism.


I remember leaning over to fend her off, and I also have a good recollection of seeing one of the men--the ship’s doctor I afterwards discovered him to be--step into the boat.


Passengers along the pavement had presented to them such a contrast as might be shown if we could imagine the Lethean ferry-boatload brought sharp against Pomona’s lapful.


While engaged on ‘Macbeth,’ he competed with ‘Dentatus’ for a hundred guinea prize offered by the Directors of the British Gallery for the best historical picture.


He swore vehemently that he had done his best to-day, only conditions were not favourable for tribal work: and, when I withstood him further, he went out of the tent, very bitter.


The directions they had received were complicated and would have been hard enough to follow if they had kept to the road they had first intended to take.


When we came up for the second time, all was peaceful around us, and the English coast was lining the whole western horizon.


No darkness would ever settle upon those lamps, as no darkness had settled upon them for hundreds of years.