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The location in a courtroom where the parties and witnesses offer their testimony. To appear in court; to submit to the jurisdiction of the court.

To stand trial, for example, means to try, or be tried on, a particular issue in a particular court.


(Position), noun attitude, belief, bent, bias, inclination, leaning, opinion, outlook, point of view, position, slant, standpoint, vantage point, view, viewpoint


(Witness' place in court), noun booth, box, place, platform, position, post, stall, station, witness box, witness stand
See also: bear, belief, desist, endure, halt, last, lie, opine, opinion, outlook, remain, resist, resistance, rest, stay, suffer, thesis, tolerate, withstand

TO STAND. To abide by a thing; to submit to a decision; to comply with an agreement; to have validity, as the judgment must stand.

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Being able to stand back from the city restores its three dimensionality: the greying of its edges round it, emphasize its mass, and its density, unifying it into a solidity which belies its fragmented reality, as experienced when in among it.
THERE must be many who are natives of this fair city of ours - not to mention thousands of seafarers sailing down the river - who have wondered, like myself, why the Liver Birds stand back to back.
Or Franklin Sirmans who describes the nuanced memoir paintings of Deborah Grant as powerful enough to "give you the energy to get down, stand back up, take it all in, and wonder.
Why did we stand back, knowing the children were wet and probably hungry, and believe our own fiction that "they're all right"?
The police urged the actor to stand back as he stepped out of his chauffeur- driven car with director Guy Ritchie to sign autographs outside the Odeon cinema in London's Leicester Square last night.
Finally, and this is the hard part, stand back and watch the money you've invested grow.
But I think that as we on the left try to re-imagine what the role of the press--and the left--should be in the age of soundbite journalism and mega-media mergers, we would do well to stand back from Limbaugh's rightwing rhetoric and consider the shrewdness of his approach.
The tail's rampant exotica, however, are almost entirely invisible -- detectable to spacecraft that fly through them, yet frustratingly inaccessible to scientists trying to stand back and look at the big picture.
He said: "I am not prepared to stand back and watch a Tory-led Government at Westminster condemn a new generation to the scrap heap.
A Treasury source said: "The lesson from the 80s is you cannot just stand back and do nothing.
Firemen stand back as the Tower Ballroom is engulfed by a huge pall of smoke as it burns during April, 1969.
And while his previous work s have offered peripheral-vision-filling opportunities to stand back in awe, his latest efforts encourage a consideration that is up close and personal.