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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.
He expressed these views while addressing the inaugural ceremony of two days workshop 'Orientation on Functions and Working of Standing Committees 'organized for the chairpersons of the standing committees of the National Assembly of Pakistan at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services here on Thursday.
He said standing committees were the backbone in functioning of Parliament and scrutiny especially of the executive was of prime importance.
PTI's Mujahid Ali was elected chairman of the Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs; Munazza Hasan, chairperson of the Standing Committee on Climate Change; Faizullah, chairman of the Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs; Amjad Ali Khan, chairman of the Committee on Defence; Malik Muhammad Amir Dogar, the head of the Standing Committee on Government Assurances; and Rana Mohammad Qasim, the chairman of Rules of Procedure and Privileges.
Senator A Rehman Malik Chairman, Standing Committee on Interior presented the reports including report of the Standing Committee on a point of public importance raised by Senator Dilawar Khan on 30th August, 2018, regarding the delay in renewal of Arms Licenses by the Federal Government and report on a point of public importance raised by Senator Mohammad Usman Khan Kakar on 31st August, 2018, regarding kidnapping of two persons from Peshawar.