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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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They will be treated by qualified professionals (who may have to stand back a bit if you've really got a flatulent ferret).
He then grabbed the fire extinguisher, told everyone to stand back and he put it out straight away.
He then grabbed the fire extinguisher and told everyone to stand back and he put it out straight away.
We could either come close and graze the surface of a mural-size work as if it were a miniature, reading its diminutive inscriptions but forgoing our desire to grasp it whole, or we could stand back to get the overall effect, thereby missing the details of the rich graffiti.
Better stand back Here's an age attack, But the second in line Is dealing with it fine.
Simply re-cycle favourite soundalike characters such as boy Mowgli (Haley Joel Osment), bear Baloo (John Goodman) and villainous tiger Shere Khan (Tony Jay), add the odd new name like Lucky the vulture (Phil Collins), then stand back and count the cash.
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.