• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stand-by stănd"bī` One who, or that which, stands by one in need; something upon which one relies for constant use or in an emergency.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "laser" stands for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission by radiation."
    • n stand-by One who or that which stands by one. A supporter or adherent.
    • n stand-by A nautical signal to be in readiness. See stand by , under stand.
    • stand-by Standing; fixed. See the extract.
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  • Lee Iacocca
    “Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
    “It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Father, may these people have the vision to see, the faith to accept the truth, the courage to stand by that which they know is right.”
  • Edwin Markham
    “Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!”
  • Hans Richter
    Hans Richter
    “Your damned nonsense can I stand twice or once, but sometimes always, by God, never.”


In literature:

Stand by, the starboard battery, and give it her as your guns are brought to bear!
"The Log of a Privateersman" by Harry Collingwood
You stand by here and relay all reports.
"On the Trail of the Space Pirates" by Carey Rockwell
We briefly note some general lessons which may be suggested by the picture of Epaphroditus as he stands by the side of Paul.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
The order is issued; and the soldiers soon stand by their stirrups ready to mount, wondering what duty they are so unexpectedly to be sent upon.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Maggie, standing by the bed under the gas which blazed at full, turned to him as he approached.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
And I then and there made a solemn vow to Almighty God that if He would stand by our boys at Gettysburg I would stand by Him.
"Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday" by Various
I wasn't going to stand by and see him do that, was I?
"Bunyip Land" by George Manville Fenn
Seeing Poole standing by his father's head, facing him, he waited motionless for a few moments.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
We are the best of friends, tied more tightly than ever to stand by each other to the end.
"In Honour's Cause" by George Manville Fenn
As much as I love you, I would not stand by you were you to do a deliberate wrong.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
Just then the major, turning round, saw his daughter with a paper in her hand, and Billy standing by her side.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
I'll call each of you by name, and the first on shore must stand by to help the others.
"Captain Mugford" by W.H.G. Kingston
Victoria was standing by, telling her how she ought and ought not to hold the little creature.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
I intend to stand by him.
"Teddy: Her Book" by Anna Chapin Ray
You are not content to let slavery stand by itself, you must have it nursed by the Territorial Legislatures.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
While standing by the bar, waiting for it to be brought, they cast a glance around the room.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
I was afeard you'd hardly be able to stand by this time; but there you come like a young deer!
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Captain Phelps stands by one of the Benton's rifled guns.
"My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field" by Charles Carleton Coffin
You must stand by me in everything I say.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
A man standing by the hearth, who appeared as old as Elysee, stepped forward and bowed.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea

In poetry:

I shall see you standing there,
Caressed by the fragrant air,
With the shadow on your face,
And the sunshine on your hair.
"Ultima Thule: The Iron Pen" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And grim ancestors gaunt
In smiles and tears faint flit;
By the mirror there they stand and stare,
And weep and sigh to it.
"The Mirror" by Madison Julius Cawein
But while the storms are raging,
Stand by each other's side,
And just as 'tis when all is calm,
Your boat will stem the tide.
"Just Married" by Frank Barbour Coffin
So every magic art I tried,
And spells as numberless as sand,
Until, one evening, by my side
I saw her glowing fulness stand.
"Self-Study" by James Russell Lowell
His church as a fair garden stands,
Which walls of love enclose;
Each tree is planted by his hand,
And by his blessing grows.
"The Garden" by John Newton
His heart bereaved by duty done,
He had sore need of prayer!
Oh, sad he lifted the latch!—and, lo,
The Master standing there!
"After An Old Legend" by George MacDonald

In news:

Says 'stand by for more'.
Willis's dad and Simpson's grandson Jonathan Lehman stands by.
Crisp Academy 's Howard Stands by Southern.
Authorities stand by in the parking lot of Clackamas Town Center in Portland, Ore.
Russia insists it stands by Syria's Assad, despite earlier comments.
Within a month of each other, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama cruised the streets of the Treasure Coast on their campaign buses, with crowds of people from all over the state standing by, waving and snapping photos.
In chemical plants and refinery service normally two pumps are installed, one running and the other stand-by.
Protester Blake Nance, of Detroit, stands by a line of Michigan State Police guarding the George W Romney State Building, where Gov Snyder has an office in Lansing, Dec 11, 2012.
Obama stands by hits on Romney's Bain Capital days.
Family stands by Staff Sgt Robert Bales as hearing ends in Afghan massacre case.
Gene Goodell stands by the products he sells at RCS Technology.
Los Angeles police officers stand by a sack containing wrist restraints late Tuesday Nov 29, 2011 in Los Angeles as they prepare to evict protesters from the Occupy Los Angeles encampment outside City Hall in Los Angeles.
If there is a question of insider trading, prosecutors should take up the case rather than standing by and allowing a charitable contribution to suffice.
Kevin Love is standing by some critical remarks he made about the Minnesota Timberwolves organization, though he says he is happy with the direction things are headed.
Derby High principal takes a stand by enforcing standards with consequences.

In science:

The standing assumptions of this section are that P is an i.i.d. product measure that satisfies Hypotheses (N) and (M), and that P∞ is the measure given by Theorem 4.1.
Almost sure functional central limit theorem for non-nestling random walk in random environment
H j stands for H j (Pn−1 , Z) and c is the multiplication by the last Chern class c of F .
Cohomology of the minimal nilpotent orbit
The process introduced in (a) above and denoted by (Et )t∈[0,T ] ∈ V+ represents the random endowment, i.e. the value Et at time t ∈ [0, T ] stands for the cumulative amount of endowment received by the agent during the interval [0, t].
Utility Maximization with a Stochastic Clock and an Unbounded Random Endowment
One-dimensional periodic potentials can be produced by a standing light wave.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Such a configuration can be realized using a two-dimensional optical lattice formed by two perpendicular standing-wave laser fields.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
According to [35, Proposition 3.5], Θ can be defined in terms of the fundamental basis by Θ(Fα ) = 2|Λ(α)|+1 Xβ∈Comp(n) Λ(α)⊆Sβ △(Sβ +1) where T + 1 = {t + 1 | t ∈ T } and △ stands for the symmetric difference: A△B = (A − B ) ∪ (B − A).
Random walks on quasisymmetric functions
The obvious interpretation is that such an x can be seen by an observer standing at the origin.
Uniform existence of the integrated density of states for combinatorial and metric graphs over Z^d
X ) ≃ Im(Hj (Xj ) → Hj (Xj+1 )) (where the arrow is induced by inclusion and Im stands for image).
Vanishing homology
We still denote by k · kL the operator norm on L, and Π stands for the rank one pro jection on L defined by : Πf = ν (f )1.
Stable laws and products of positive random matrices
Although their oscillator strength is small, division by ω 2 causes them to stand out nevertheless.
First-principles study of the optical properties of MgxTi(1-x)H2
We denote a finite abelian group by G, let bG := Hom(G, k•) denote the dual group, and we let kG stand for the group algebra of G over k.
Representations of pointed Hopf algebras and their Drinfel'd quantum doubles
The latter condition is a standing assumption in a related article by Alsmeyer and Kuhlbusch where a similar but more general result (as for the functions Φ) is proved, see Theorem 1.2 there.
A log-type moment result for perpetuities and its application to martingales in supercritical branching random walks
We end this section by remarking that the present method, as it stands, does not yet extend to the construction of almost-periodic solutions.
Quasi-periodic solutions of nonlinear random Schr\"odinger equations
Let us denote by σx = (ωx (·), θx) the environment in x ∈ Zd , and σ = (ω , θ) = (σx , x ∈ Zd ) stands for the (global) environment.
Survival time of random walk in random environment among soft obstacles
The broken lines (arrows) stand for copies of u, the subword composed by the edges of the cycle in Υ.
Words Maps and Spectra of Random Graph Lifts