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standing

Athletics
a. (of the start of a race) begun from a standing position without the use of starting blocks
b. (of a jump, leap, etc.) performed from a stationary position without a run-up
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Whom, but the Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale, half-frozen to death, overwhelmed with shame, and standing where Hester Prynne had stood
Certainly, if the meteor kindled up the sky, and disclosed the earth, with an awfulness that admonished Hester Prynne and the clergyman of the day of judgment, then might Roger Chillingworth have passed with them for the arch-fiend, standing there with a smile and scowl, to claim his own.
We were far beyond the range of the Heat-Ray there, and had it not been for the silent desertion of some of the houses, the stirring movement of packing in others, and the knot of soldiers standing on the bridge over the railway and staring down the line towards Woking, the day would have seemed very like any other Sunday.
Several farm waggons and carts were moving creakily along the road to Addlestone, and suddenly through the gate of a field we saw, across a stretch of flat meadow, six twelve- pounders standing neatly at equal distances pointing towards Woking.
The soldier had left him, and he was still standing by his box, with the pots of orchids on the lid of it, and staring vaguely over the trees.
Here, tossed about by the sea, the beginner feels about as cosy as he would standing on a bull's horns.
We had very good fun in the free meadows, galloping up and down and chasing each other round and round the field; then standing still under the shade of the trees.
So while iPhone users may use the Smarter Stand to watch videos, the accessory can't do much more than that 6 playing games and freely browsing the iPhone 5 while it's standing is simply impossible to accomplish, as the accessory collapses under the pressure every time.
Standing column wells are 1,500 foot deep, 6" in diameter with an approximate capacity of 35 tons.
The justices seemed openly skeptical of Cuno's standing to challenge the Ohio tax credit.
This smoothly written and gripping narrative tells of Standing Bear, a member of the Ponca tribe, which had been forced from their fertile ancestral land in the Dakota Territory to the parched soil of "Indian Territory" in what is now Oklahoma.