Don't just stand there.
He can't stand to sit around and do nothing.
If you don't stand up and demand a change, he'll keep on doing it.
Yes. I just can't stand sitting around.
She moved away from Darkyn to stand in front of Gabriel, searching his gaze.
I still don't know how you can stand that cold wind.
It was time to stand on her own two feet.
The next one that whispers must come out and stand in the middle of the floor.
When they paused on the bank, she could stand the pain no longer.
I thought you might want to stand by.
Stand up there holding Julie's hand.
I cannot stand it here.
If you think you'd be happier with Claudette, I won't stand in your way, but I want to make it clear that I don't want you to go.
He helped her up and she tried to stand, but her legs felt like rubber.
As the man took her arm to help her stand, his haggard face appeared in yet another vision.
"Thanks," Yully murmured, amused to see the tiny woman stand up to someone Jule's size.
I know you would stand beside me - maybe even in front of me with the intent of protecting me.
I should have moved away, but I couldn't stand to leave the ranch.
You stand up to him.
But I am sure that it is my duty to stand at my post as long as I live.
She watched him head for the barn and wondered how he could stand being out in the cold all day.
She was right, of course, but having mama stand there watching her suffer was just as upsetting for Destiny.
Before she started to drift into an in-between place, she saw Darian stand and look around, awake for the first time in thousands of years.
He unexpectedly felt himself ridiculous, weak, and alone, with no ground to stand on.
If there's one thing he can't stand, it must be an independent female.
"Stand up in back and smile a lot," Fred said as he hopped into the passenger side.
Of course, I stand to be corrected on many of the specifics.
And my father cannot stand this.
Actually, it could stand a good washing and a paint job, but surely he didn't expect her to do that.
Lydia Larkin was bent over at the waist, hardly able to stand, clutching her mid-section.
When only a child he liked to stand by the river and see the ships sailing past.
You're the kind of woman he needs - someone who will stand up to him and yet understand his moods.
They advanced the few hundred paces that separated the bridge from the Kaluga road, taking more than an hour to do so, and came out upon the square where the streets of the Transmoskva ward and the Kaluga road converge, and the prisoners jammed close together had to stand for some hours at that crossway.
They slid down the hill a ways until they could stand without being seen.
After a few words of greeting, each candidate was directed to stand on either side of the raised platform.
That said, the suggestions of the twenty-five-year sales veteran wouldn't stand a chance against Amazon.
Houses are set on fire in your presence and you stand by!
That's a nice thought, but the rest of us aren't willing to let it stand that way.
Bad as the situation was, she still couldn't stand the thought of leaving the ranch.
I stand there and can't do a damn thing!
I stepped away as he conversed with his eastern counterpart but I was too hyper to stand idly by, doing nothing.
Nothing was said until we settled on a bench near the circular band stand, beneath the obligatory memorial statue.
"Stand back," Damian ordered.
He must stand there until he sees some one else whisper.
She can shut her eyes and bend her arms and sit down and stand up straight.
She always liked to stand by the piano when some one was playing and singing.
The case is this: my father's health is growing noticeably worse, he cannot stand any contradiction and is becoming irritable.
But not only was it impossible to make out what was happening from where he was standing down below, or from the knoll above on which some of his generals had taken their stand, but even from the fleches themselves--in which by this time there were now Russian and now French soldiers, alternately or together, dead, wounded, alive, frightened, or maddened-- even at those fleches themselves it was impossible to make out what was taking place.
Life did not stand still and it was necessary to live.
She couldn't stand the thought of seeing Selyn hurt, as much because of everything the girl had been through as the thought of hurting Darkyn.
His one-night stand last week made him appreciate what it was to have a lover who was as infatuated by his body as he was hers.
"Well, stand us some of your herb vodka, Tushin," it said.
He alone of all the Russians has disgraced the Russian name, he has caused Moscow to perish, said Rostopchin in a sharp, even voice, but suddenly he glanced down at Vereshchagin who continued to stand in the same submissive attitude.
Another figure emerged from the night to stand beside Len.
She tried to stand and winced again.
Me ordering a second helping of corn on the cob while dining at the Black Eyed Pea also increases demand for corn, but for doing so, I shouldn't stand trial for murder.
George Armstrong Custer, of "Custer's Last Stand" fame, became a major general at twenty-four.
The squares are cut out, so that the men stand in them firmly.
On the other hand, it would be a pledge to the world that we intend to stand by our declaration of war, and give Cuba to the Cubans, as soon as we have fitted them to assume the duties and responsibilities of a self-governing people....
I can now tell her to go upstairs or down, out of doors or into the house, lock or unlock a door, take or bring objects, sit, stand, walk, run, lie, creep, roll, or climb.
The keeper of the bears made one big black fellow stand on his hind legs and hold out his great paw to us, which Helen shook politely.
When the wine was passed to our neighbour, he was obliged to stand up to prevent her taking it away from him.
After a time I became discouraged, and told her I was afraid she could not make it stand, but that I would build it for her; but she did not approve of this plan.
Thank God, I can sit and I can stand without the aid of a furniture warehouse.
Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage.
What does Africa--what does the West stand for?
Do not they stand in the same relation to the State, that the State does to the Union?
I simply wish to refuse allegiance to the State, to withdraw and stand aloof from it effectually.
They were in a hurry enough to start us, and now here we stand in the middle of a field without rhyme or reason.
And now here we stand hungry.
There's the corner at the crossroads, where the cabman, Zakhar, has his stand, and there's Zakhar himself and still the same horse!
Just as I could not stand his terrible physical labor but should die of it in a week, so he could not stand my physical idleness, but would grow fat and die.
In her snug room, with lamps burning before the icon stand, a young lad with a long nose and long hair, wearing a monk's cassock, sat on the sofa beside her, behind a samovar.
The roof was so constructed that one could stand up in the middle of the trench and could even sit up on the beds if one drew close to the table.
Look at those cramped dead firs, ever the same, and at me too, sticking out my broken and barked fingers just where they have grown, whether from my back or my sides: as they have grown so I stand, and I do not believe in your hopes and your lies.
Rostov, having finally settled with "Uncle" where they should set on the hounds, and having shown Natasha where she was to stand--a spot where nothing could possibly run out--went round above the ravine.
The French were making a stand there behind a wattle fence in a garden thickly overgrown with bushes and were firing at the Cossacks who crowded at the gateway.
They understood that the saddles and Junot's spoon might be of some use, but that cold and hungry soldiers should have to stand and guard equally cold and hungry Russians who froze and lagged behind on the road (in which case the order was to shoot them) was not merely incomprehensible but revolting.
"Come, Anna Makarovna," Pierre's voice was heard saying, "come here into the middle of the room and at the word of command, 'One, two,' and when I say 'three'... You stand here, and you in my arms--well now!
I'll stand watch first and Fritz can relieve me in an hour.
As if sensing she'd noticed, he straightened and moved away, breaking contact to stand a few feet away.
"Can you stand on your own here?" he asked, as Lydia remained pressed against him.
You don't want all those ladies to make you stand in the corner if you don't have the right answers.
A few impressions stand out vividly from the first years of my life; but "the shadows of the prison-house are on the rest."
I was very fond of bananas, and one night I dreamed that I found a long string of them in the dining-room, near the cupboard, all peeled and deliciously ripe, and all I had to do was to stand under the string and eat as long as I could eat.
Dolokhov was a long time mounting his horse which would not stand still, then he rode out of the yard at a footpace.
She dared not stand on her own with the winds strong enough to knock her over.
Mortals who stand upon the earth and look up at the sky cannot often distinguish these forms, but our friends were now so near to the clouds that they observed the dainty fairies very clearly.
I just stand there and...
But sometimes it was a really noble and inspiring strain that reached these woods, and the trumpet that sings of fame, and I felt as if I could spit a Mexican with a good relish--for why should we always stand for trifles?--and looked round for a woodchuck or a skunk to exercise my chivalry upon.
We should never stand upon ceremony with sincerity.
At midnight, when there was a moon, I sometimes met with hounds in my path prowling about the woods, which would skulk out of my way, as if afraid, and stand silent amid the bushes till I had passed.
It is true, we are such poor navigators that our thoughts, for the most part, stand off and on upon a harborless coast, are conversant only with the bights of the bays of poesy, or steer for the public ports of entry, and go into the dry docks of science, where they merely refit for this world, and no natural currents concur to individualize them.
They told her where the barn was and how she should stand and listen, and they handed her a fur cloak.
I'll stand, Theodore Ivanych.
He thought she would give him her hand as usual; but she, stepping up to him, stopped, breathing heavily, her arms hanging lifelessly just in the pose she used to stand in when she went to the middle of the ballroom to sing, but with quite a different expression of face.
It was hard enough for her to stand before him, knowing they could've been together.
"Where are your parents?" she asked, as Dean continued to stand, hands on the roll bar that circled the Jeep.
He took his stand on the forward deck, while the robber sailors stood in a half circle before him, anxious to listen to his song.
I see how human ingenuity and new technologies have eliminated previously insoluble problems once we stand back and let free markets do what they do best: direct the allocation of capital to find a solution.
In the days that followed I learned to spell in this uncomprehending way a great many words, among them pin, hat, cup and a few verbs like sit, stand and walk.
Sometimes I bolted suddenly, and nobody could tell my whereabouts, for I did not stand much about gracefulness, and never hesitated at a gap in a fence.
The impure can neither stand nor sit with purity.
"I can't stand this any more," said Ilyin, noticing that Rostov did not relish Zdrzhinski's conversation.
Whatever happens and whoever may stand at the head of affairs, the theory can always say that such and such a person took the lead because the collective will was transferred to him.
He's getting ready to make a stand against the Other.
No one will stand in my way, including you, my daughter.
Today you may stand up before the school and read what you have written about the turnip.
Determination was her motivation to stand up to the bully.
I couldn't stand not knowing!
Then, on Friday those who have done the best may stand up and read their compositions to the school.
If it isn't I'll have to stand it, that's all.
Well, it's nice to know where I stand.
He folded the newspaper and placed it on the lamp stand.
She gingerly untangled herself from some thorny vines and tried to stand.
Backing the car up, she watched the man with the sword drop to his knees and slowly stand.
Jule began shivering, and she turned up the heat until it was too hot for her to stand.
At least then we'll stand half a chance if the vamp goes ape-shit crazy.
She felt like the morning after a drunk, one night stand.
Past-Death managed to stand.
If you're going to work for this woman, it's best we all know where we stand.
"My gods," she breathed, stopping in front of one stand.
Stepping into the room, he took the book from a limp hand and placed it quietly on the night stand.
They had promised to stand by each other, and now it was her turn.
Through the window she watched him stand and walk over to the porch rail, watching them intently.
The homemade ice cream stand drew her attention, and she crossed to it.
"That's kinda why I came to an ice cream stand," she said with a laugh.
You got a one night stand on your bucket list?
"Good to see you, Gabe," she said, moving to stand near him.
He moved to stand beside her.
"I had a one night stand," she admitted.
Which means, what happened between you and this Gabriel was more than a one night stand.
He'd recognized her the morning after their one night stand, flipped out and wanted to kill her since then.
She nodded and moved forward to stand beside him, leaning her hips against the railing.
It was impossible to stand near him and not relax.
"Darkyn won't stand in my way," past-Death said with confidence.
As usual, the next stop filled the train, and she looked with some irritation at a five-year-old who shoved by her legs to stand next to the window beside her.
Whoever it was he was to protect, even his promise to Gabriel wouldn't stand in his way of revenge.
She winced and pulled the towel free then turned on the water as hot as she could stand.
She drank the caramel liquid too fast and was soon too dizzy to stand.
He stood far enough away that she had to stand and walk a step to reach him.
Another boom, another flash of light outside the window, another shudder as the building struggled to stand upright.
"If that's the case, why on earth would I bother to free any of you parasites?" she asked, too tired to stand.
She shifted from her seat in the cave to stand at the edge of the cave, furious at him for leaving her in a small
His eyes flashed, and she hurried to stand before him with her neck craned back to meet his gaze, toe-to-toe with the beast.
"I'm coming," she replied, stifling a groan as she shrugged out of the sheet to stand.
You think I'd let you stand between me and my fate?
She bent down to pick up a yet unscathed pillow, startled to stand and see Rhyn had changed to his human form.
"Seems stupid for us to stand here when we both want each other so bad," he said.
She could paint anywhere, and her life was otherwise so unfulfilling, Evelyn didn't know how she could stand it.
She elbowed Romas away to stand before Kiera.
Any darker color, and she would stand out even more.
On her walks at Lover's Lane near Evelyn's row house, she'd often seen couples entranced by the rhythmic movement of waves stand at a railing, the man's arms wrapped around the woman in front of him, his chin on her head.
The youth showed her how to stand and hold the weapon while the eldest watched with a sharp eye.
Ne'Rin only came for her once during the third day, to bring her to stand by him while he received visitors.
A'Ran retrieved one sword from its stand, flipped it in the air, and caught the blade.
She took in his beautiful body as he crossed to place her sword in the sword stand.
He ceased walking and gripped her by both arms, maneuvering her to stand before him.
"So," she murmured, "we're just going to stand out here and stare at each other all morning?
When the evening moved into night, nishani appeared too sleepy to stand and took a seat beside D'Ryn.
So's I can stand out of the way while he does what he's going to do anyway, small town hick that I am.
His ego just can't stand the fact that it was Edith who took the hike and not him.
But Ryland couldn't stand the silence.
Cynthia couldn't stand the guy.
Couldn't stand the height.
Fred O'Connor is busy making a list and checking it twice as we stand here.
If there's anything I can't stand it's tutti-fruitti coffee.
No trouble guessing where you stand with Miss Mulligan.
Dean couldn't stand the suspense.
Fred continued to stand by as Dean found where Jerome Shipton was staying on the second try.
He did not offer seats, nor did he stand.
Jackson managed to stand tall and keep eye contact, although, he was a breath away from begging for their lives.
She picked up a piece of sheet music from the stand and could see it required a far greater command of the piano than he was exhibiting.
Jackson picked her up by the throat and slammed her against a tree, "I should kill you where you stand, you filthy dog!"
It was one thing to covertly admire Alex, but quite another to stand here discussing him as though he were high dollar merchandise at a low bid auction... and why was Katie so concerned?
Carmen, I want to marry you in the worst way, but if you think I'm going to be the kind of man to stand back while my woman flirts with another man, you're sadly mistaken.
It was ridiculous to stand here, trying to match wits with such a polished salesman.
She tried to stand, but the pain was excruciating.
Don't let me stand in your way.
Frankly, I don't think either of us can stand up to this kind of pressure.
I couldn't stand to love a child and lose it.
He backed up a few feet and stopped, lowering his head and growling in a way that made the hair on the back of her neck stand on end.
Can I come stand by you?
Saddened, she made an effort to stand on her own legs.
These men hate you and everything you stand for.
She couldn't stand, not with her frozen body, and she rolled onto her back, out of the water.
But if we stand here talking, we're not gonna find her.
Go stand by Dan and keep quiet.
Katie watched him stand with effort.
"A human in the Immortal world doesn't stand much of a chance," Ully said.
Rhyn sensed there was more to Gabriel's thought, but he wasn't about to stand around talking when Katie was out there somewhere, being stalked by Death.
"You broke rules older than you," Gabe said, moving to stand beside Rhyn.
Kris said. He strode past Rhyn to stand before Death.
The red would stand out.
Byrne's description was far too common to stand out but no one recalled a man hurriedly leaving the city in the middle of the night, Tuesday-Wednesday.
I can't stand this any-more—come on, let's put our feet in the brook!
Now stand up slowly.
If you believe in them so much, why don't you stand up for them?
It was one thing to stand firm on the issue of casual sex, but this was the man she would be married to in less than two weeks.
Occasionally he would stand and bark.
Instantly she rolled over and tried to stand.
I don't think I can stand another night.
I don't think I could stand it if the mother changed her mind.
A brilliant flash of lightning made the furniture in their bedroom stand out in relief.
She obliged and he led her across the barn, telling her to stand still for a minute.
I couldn't stand the way you looked at me ... the way you ...
We've lost one child already and I don't think I could stand losing Jonathan as well.
She wouldn't stand under that tree and say good-by to the only child she would ever have.
No one would stand in the way of a White God, even an abusive, power-hungry father.
I just … I can't stand it here.
"It would stand to reason it's also forbidden for you to be here," Damian replied.
She'd never let fear stand between her and a mission.
Bianca, stand in that corner.
Jenn asked, startled as the Oracle pushed her aside to stand before Xander.
Neither her son nor her brother will stand by him.
Honestly, Carmen, if you don't take a stand, he's going to control you all your life.
Maybe he was simply so average that he didn't stand out – except for his height.
In any case, I wouldn't want to stand in the way of romance.
It won't hurt if you'd stand still.
If she was ever going to stand up for herself, it had to start right now.
When he finally found a print, it made the hair on the back of his neck stand up – dogs.
You can't stand here all day.
She rose and opened the window, but a breeze didn't stand a chance with the forest surrounding the cabin.
How could he stand the cold?
Aw, shut up and stand up.
Seriously, I don't know how you stand the heat.
Out there in the woods lay a multitude of plants she wanted to see, and no slithering reptile was going to stand in her way.
Sometime you're going to have to learn to stand up for what you want instead of letting your father take care of everything for you.
The next time we stand here, you will have marched through his streets with my army at your back and claimed his life.
The sudden release of the pressure built up over a lifetime made her too weak to stand.
Nothing can stand between Xander and victory.
Nothing will stand between Xander and turning the worlds into this level of destruction.
It made the hair on her forearms stand up.
I can't stand all the right angles in here, by the way.
How can you stand that?
The photographer coached Xander how to stand.
It filled the apartment and made the hair on her arms stand on end.
I can't stand physical fighting, she ordered.
They went to what had been a Nook sales stand in the center of the store and was blocked off for him.
The counter was stacked with books, and there was a single chair behind the stand for him to sit and sign.
Rendered breathless, Jessi wasn't certain she'd be able to stand on her own, if he walked away too fast.
Jessi braced herself against the counter, not certain she was able to stand on her own.
You just decided to sit on the beach and watch the man you can't stand.
What if he wouldn't exchange his precious necklace for a one-night stand?
"I can't stand myself today," she muttered.
I'm not a one-night stand kind of girl.
Jessi's phone vibrated from its place on the stand beside the chair.
How can you stand her voice?
He shifted to stand behind her, placing his other hand on her other shoulder.
I figured you'd want someone like Jenn: More likely to stand a chance if she fought you.
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