stand, oppose, resist, object, protest, contest, dispute, except, counteract, affront, bridle


: ux|en|Here I stand, wondering what to do next.

: ux|en|Stand up, walk to the refrigerator, and get your own snack.

: ux|en|Do not leave your car standing in the road.

*: The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

*: Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.

*: They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect.

*: He seized the gun which always stood in a corner of his bedroomnb....

: ux|en|He stood the broom in a corner and took a break.

: ux|en|Paris stands on the Seine.

*: The chapel ?tands on the South ?ide of the ?quare, near the governor’s hou?e.

*: Six feet two, as I think, he stands.

: ux|en|He stands to get a good price for the house.

: ux|en|I can’t stand when people don’t read the instructions.  nowrap|I can’t stand him.

*: readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall

*: The king granted the gather themselves together, and to stand for their life.

*: the standing pattern of their imitation

*: sacrifices...which stood only in meats and drinks

*: Accomplish what your signs foreshow; / I stand resigned, and am prepared to go.

*: Thou seest how it stands with me, and that I may not tarry.

: ux|en|The works of Shakespeare have stood the test of time.

*: Love stood the siege.

*: Bid him disband his legions,.../ And stand the judgment of a Roman senate.

*: He stood the furious foe.

: ux|en|He is standing for election to the local council.

*: He stood to be elected one of the proctors of the university.

: ux|en|What I said yesterday still stands.

*: "Kim, Jack, and I will stand you guys," Jimmie Burdette said. ¶ "Well smear you!" laughed Ron.

*: The game stopped while sides were sorted out. Andy did the sorting. "Okay," he said. "Jimmy is coming out. He and Gaston and Ike and me will stand you guys."

*: "Hey, Louis," Dameon shouted. "Do you want to play kickball?" ¶ ""All right," said Louis. "Ron and I will both play."...¶ "Ron and I will stand everybody!" Louis announced.

: ux|en|to stand a treat

: rfquotek|Thackeray

: ux|en|Christian charity, or love, stands first in the rank of gifts.

*: Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothing / But what may stand with honour.

: rfquotek|Burrill

*: To repaire his defects, hee stood for the coast of Calabria, but hearing there was six or seven Galleyes at Mesina hee departed thence for Maltanb....

*: My mind on its own centre stands unmoved.

*: The ruind wall / Stands when its wind-worn battlements are gone.

*: I took my stand upon an look into their several ladings.

: ux|en|They took a firm stand against copyright infringement.

: ux|en|They have a four-game stand at home against the Yankees.  nowrap|They spent the summer touring giving 4 one-night stands a week.

: ux|en|He set the music upon the stand and began to play.  nowrap|an umbrella stand;nowrap|a hat-stand

*: There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand, and the strangers weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.

: ux|en|She took the stand and quietly answered questions.

: ux|en|This stand of pines is older than the one next to it.

*: One of the later school of the Grecians, examineth the matter, and is at a stand, to think what should be in it, that men should love lies; where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets, nor for advantage, as with the merchant; but for the lie’s sake.

*: Antonias patience now was at a stand— / "Come, come, t is no time now for fooling there," / She whispered...

: ux|en|a [[taxi stand]]

*: I have found you out a stand most fit, / Where you may have such vantage on the duke, / He shall not pass you.

: ux|en|a good, bad, or convenient stand for business

*: The police and troops captured eleven thousand stand of arms, including muskets and pistols, together with several thousand bludgeons and other weapons.

*: Father, since your fortune did attain / So high a stand, I mean not to descend.

: ux|en|to be at a stand what to do

: to oppose the king in battle; to oppose a bill in Congress

: There is still time to oppose this plan.

: Many religious leaders oppose cloning humans.

: They are opposed to any form of hierarchy.

*: I may ... oppose my single opinion to his.

*: [T]hree walls had been left standing, with large intervals between each; and they would certainly oppose a most formidable interruption to an invader.

*: Her grace sat down ... / In a rich chair of state; opposing freely / The beauty of her person to the people.

: to oppose a rival for a prize

*: I am ... too weak / To oppose your cunning.

*: These cates resist me,

*: The object of tlachtli was to keep the rubber ball from touching the ground while trying to push it to the opponents endline.

: Mary Jane had been the object of Peters affection for years.

: The convertible, once object of his desire, was now the object of his hatred.

*: He, advancing close / Up to the lake, past all the rest, arose / In glorious object.

: rfquotek|Shakespeare

: I object to the proposal to build a new airport terminal.

*: He gave to him to object his heinous crime.

*: Others object the poverty of the nation.

*: The book ... giveth liberty to object any crime against such as are to be ordered.

*: Of less account some knight thereto object, / Whose loss so great and harmful can not prove.

*: some strong impediment or other objecting itself

*: Pallas to their eyes / The mist objected, and condensed the skies.

: ux|en|How dare you, I protest!

: ux|en|The public took to the streets to protest over the planned change to the law.

*: As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.

: ux|en|I protest my innocence.  I do protest and declare …

*: I will protest your cowardice.

*: She flashed a smile at me, and, protesting an engagement with her dentist, [[jauntily]] walked on.

: ux|en|They protested the demolition of the school.

*: Fiercely [they] opposed / My journey strange, with clamorous uproar / Protesting fate supreme.

: ux|en|They lodged a protest with the authorities.

: ux|en|We held a protest in front of City Hall.

: no contest

: The child entered the spelling contest.

: I will contest for the open seat on the board.

*: Of man, who dares in pomp with Jove contest?

*: The difficulty of an argument adds to the pleasure of contesting with it, when there are hopes of victory.

: The rival contested the dictators re-election because of claims of voting irregularities.

*: Few philosophical aphorisms have been more frequently repeated, few more contested than this.

: The troops contested every inch of ground.

*: Addicted more / To contemplation and profound dispute.

: rfquotek|Daniel Defoe

: Some residents disputed the proposal, saying it was based more on emotion than fact.

: to dispute assertions or arguments

*: to seize goods under the disputed authority of writs of assistance

*: to dispute the possession of the ground with the Spaniards

*: Dispute it [grief] like a man.

*: But this [ban on circumcision] must have been a provocation, as the emperor Antoninus Pius later acknowledged by excepting the Jews.

: to except to a witness or his testimony

*: Except thou wilt except against my love.

*: Yea, but methinks I hear some man except at these words […].

*: The Athenians might fairly except against the practise of Democritus to be buried up in honey; as fearing to [[embezzle]] a great commodity of their Countrey

*: he was a great lover of music, and perhaps, had he lived in town, might have passed for a connoisseur; for he always excepted against the finest compositions of Mr Handel.

: ux|en|There was nothing in the cupboard except a tin of beans.

: ux|en|You look a bit like my sister, except she has longer hair.  I never made fun of her except teasingly.

*: "I dont want to spoil any comparison you are going to make," said Jim, "but I was at Winchester and New College." ¶ "That will do," said Mackenzie. "I was dragged up at the workhouse school till I was twelve. Then I ran away and sold papers in the streets, and anything else that I could pick up a few coppers by—except steal.nb...."

*: And they sayde: We have no moo but five loves and two fisshes, except we shulde goo and bye meate for all this people.

*: Offensive wars, except the cause be very just, I will not allow of.

*: How can anyone imagine that the fathers would have dared to affront the wife of Aurelius?

: to affront death

*: Avignon was beginning to settle down for the night – that long painful stretch of time which must somehow be affronted.

*: All the sea-coasts do affront the Levant.

*: That he, as twere by accident, may here / Affront Ophelia.

: Such behavior is an affront to society.

: ux|en|He rolled a six on the dice, so moved his counter forward six spaces.

: ux|en|He put his money on the counter, and the shopkeeper put it in the till.

: ux|en|Hes only 16 months, but is already a good counter – he can count to 100.

: ux|en|Always know a counter to any hold you try against your opponent.

*: Seymour, sitting in an old corduroy armchair across the room, a cigarette going, wearing a blue shirt, gray slacks, moccasins with the counters broken down, a shaving cut on the side of his face [...].

: His carrying a knife was counter to my plan.

*: Innumerable facts attesting the counter principle.

*: running counter to all the rules of virtue

: a hound that runs counter

*: This is counter, you false Danish dogs!

*: which [darts] they never throw counter, but at the back of the flier

*: with kindly counter under mimic shade

*: ... the horseman, who is the user of bridles and knows their use

: rfquotek|I. Watts

*: He bridled her mouth with a silkweed twist.

*: Savoy and Nice, the keys of Italy, and the citadel in her hands to bridle Switzerland, are in that consolidation.

: Immigrant-rights and religious organizations bridled at the plan to favor highly skilled workers over relatives. (Houston Chronicle, 6/8/2007)

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