To stick up for

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To stick up for to assert and defend; as, to stick up for one's rights or for a friend.
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Usage

In literature:

Having completed my hut, I collected a further supply of sticks, and made up my fire to last, as I hoped, for two or three hours.
"Snow Shoes and Canoes" by William H. G. Kingston
Here and there we picked up sticks, which we carried to the heap prepared for keeping up the fire during the night.
"The Two Supercargoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
For fear of missing something, they stick up looking-glasses on the walls to tell them what happens in the street.
"The Chauffeur and the Chaperon" by C. N. Williamson
He had been taught to stick up for his rights and defend himself whenever the cause was a just one.
"The Rover Boys at Colby Hall" by Arthur M. Winfield
You know how often he tries to stick up for Rose.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
Being Exec and all, you pretty well have to stick up for him, and we don't hold it against you.
"Shock Absorber" by E.G. von Wald
By the time I had hauled a sufficient number for the structure, the trench was deep enough, and we all went to work setting up the sticks.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
Ethan had made a rest for the rifle of a crotched stick, for the piece was too heavy for him to hold up to his shoulder.
"Hope and Have" by Oliver Optic
I don't mean to stick up for myself.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Of course, I do not wish to be dragged up to the police-court for sticking Mr. Moss in the abdomen.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

I’m finished with the bush for good,
I’m off to Wagga town
Where they won’t stick a swaggie up
Or take a swaggie down.
"The Swagless Swaggie" by Edward Harrington
Make our preachers war-chaplains? quote Scripture to take
The hunted slave back, for Onesimus' sake?
Go to burning church-candles, and chanting in choir,
And on the old meeting-house stick up a spire?
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
If from the transport lines you miss a face you used to know,
With stick-up ears and yellow teeth all in a smilin' row,
'E is not gone for evermore, though seemin' lost to view,
The late lamented Army mule, you'll meet 'im in the stew.
"Stew" by Cicely Fox Smith
Peter Dawking, scorning party,
As an Independent ran;
Joseph Jones, loud, blatant, hearty,
Was a solid party man.
But the electors up at Wombat vowed to him alone they'd stick
Who would give his sacred promise for the "bridge across the crick".
"The Bridge Across the Crick" by C J Dennis
``Why bring you fresh fuel, friend? Here are sticks
To burn up a score of heretics.''
Answered the peasant, ``Because this year,
My hearth will be cold, for is firewood dear;
And Heaven be witness I pay my toll,
And burn your body to save my soul.''
"The Death Of Huss" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Why Did It Take So Long For Dems To Stick Up For Health Care Reform.
Coaches have to stick up for their teams.
I have to stick up for players if they don't get fair shake.
Our readers debate abortion sonograms, stick up for baby boomers and offer a tip to a local restaurant.
They are completely covered with plates of oversized Lego Duplo, and there are boxes and boxes of Legos for the kids to stick up there.
As any avid sports fan can attest, and according to TMZ, the Modern Family sticks up for their team.
I can understand Debra Roache sticking up for her son, but she might want to really get over it and move on (letter, Oct 10, "Son 'discriminated against,' didn't make team because of size").
A coalition to stick up for each other no matter what team you cheer for.
But you don't have to stick to fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs and a smoked portobello sandwich to work up an appetite for Dinosaur's food, writes Karen Tina Harrison in her review.
Sometimes wielding a yard stick isn't the most convenient thing in the world, so whether you're out and about or just don't need to negotiate with a full three feet, this wooden ruler folds up for easy access and portability.
But for those of you who prefer to stick to a simpler look, here are some fun ways to mix up your basic striped tee.
McKee's ability to handle himself on the ice and stick up for teammates is the reason the Red wings drafted him this year.
The Wildcat features a maximum of 200 amps of direct current for stick and TIG welding and up to 6,500 watts of generator power.
If you are frustrated with choices because you want someone to stick up for West Linn, write in David Dodds.
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In science:

Li et al.20 showed that the conductivity exponent significantly varies with the junction-to-stick conductance ratio for lower stick densities up to 2nc .
From percolating to dense random stick networks: Conductivity model investigation
This is in particular true for moderate values of tan β , to which we have stick since we view the down-type Yukawa couplings as a perturbation relative to the up-type ones.
A Motivated Non-Standard Supersymmetric Spectrum
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