STOOD in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of STOOD
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stood
 v.  (past tense) maintain an upright position, support by one's feet
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  He stood there a moment, breathing quickly, and looking up and down the street, in which not another figure moved.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  Seen thus, from the pure and frosty darkness in which he stood, it seemed to be seething in a mist of heat.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  Down the side wall facing the window stood a row of kitchen chairs from which the older women had just risen.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  As he stood in the darkness outside the church these memories came back with the poignancy of vanished things.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  "I wouldn't ever have it said that I stood in the way of a poor girl like Mattie marrying a smart fellow like Denis Eady," Zeena answered in a tone of plaintive self-effacement.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  But now, as he stood outside the church, and saw Mattie spinning down the floor with Denis Eady, a throng of disregarded hints and menaces wove their cloud about his brain.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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7  In another moment she would step forth into the night, and his eyes, accustomed to the obscurity, would discern her as clearly as though she stood in daylight.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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8  A wave of shyness pulled him back into the dark angle of the wall, and he stood there in silence instead of making his presence known to her.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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9  She was almost the last to leave the hall, and she stood looking uncertainly about her as if wondering why he did not show himself.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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10  She stood perfectly still, looking after him, in an attitude of tranquil expectancy torturing to the hidden watcher.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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11  They stood together in the gloom of the spruces, an empty world glimmering about them wide and grey under the stars.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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12  Their arms had slipped apart and they stood motionless, each seeking to distinguish the other's face.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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13  Here and there a farmhouse stood far back among the fields, mute and cold as a grave-stone.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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14  Ethan stood before the door, his head heavy with dreams, his arm still about Mattie.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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15  "It might have fallen off into the snow," Mattie continued, after a pause during which they had stood intently listening.
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Example Sentence: (99 in 7 pages)
16  He stood up and rendered a beautiful version of 'Summertime'.
17  He stood near the front to get a better view.
18  The speaker stood in full view of the crowd.
19  The ladder is just stood against the wall.
20  She stood up in her stirrups to see where the others had gone.
21  She stood there, hesitating over whether or not to tell him the truth.
22  Every tree, wall and fence stood out against dazzling white fields.
23  She liked the head in her office with whom she stood in.
24  He repaired the fence he had broken and made his peace with the neighbor on whose property it stood.
25  He stood up and flung wide the door to the study.
26  When I stood up to her, her right cheek would begin to twitch.
27  Against her black dress, her diamond necklace stood out clearly.
28  He stood as a candidate in the local elections.
29  The cell block stood just off the L-shaped charge room, a corridor almost completely without daylight.
30  He pushed his chair back and stood up.