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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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'Farewell, bright sun!' she cried, stretching out her arms towards it, and taking another step outside the house; for now the corn had been reaped, and only the dry stubble was left standing. 'Farewell, farewell!' she said, and put her arms round a little red flower that grew there.
'I don't suppose,' he said, 'there'll be a tree left standing, for ever so far round, by the time we've finished!'
No mercy, no quarter, no two beams of his house to be left standing where the builder placed them!
As they looked up, wildly crying for help, the great pile of chimneys, which was then alone left standing like a tower in a whirlwind, rocked, broke, and hailed itself down upon the heap of ruin, as if every tumbling fragment were intent on burying the crushed wretch deeper.
The young man, left standing alone in the middle of the room, listened inquisitively, thinking.
They were left standing upon the corner, staring; down a side street there were two rows of brick houses, and between them a vista: half a dozen chimneys, tall as the tallest of buildings, touching the very sky--and leaping from them half a dozen columns of smoke, thick, oily, and black as night.
They alone were left standing upon the mountain, for the rest were all down.
Terence and Rachel were left standing by themselves without occupation.
THE last Brits left standing in the senior events at Wimbledon saw their hopes shattered last night.
There are around 100 players and the one who is left standing, wins.
Only the structures' concrete posts and walls were left standing.