stand back


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stand back stand away from an object or person "He stood back to look at her"
    • v stand back stay clear of, avoid "Keep your hands off my wife!","Keep your distance from this man--he is dangerous"
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  • Og Mandino
    “To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.”
  • Anthony Storr
    Anthony Storr
    “The professional must learn to be moved and touched emotionally, yet at the same time stand back objectively: I've seen a lot of damage done by tea and sympathy.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.”
  • Mikhail Strabo
    Mikhail Strabo
    “Only you can hold yourself back, only you can stand in your own way. Only you can help yourself.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “White man builds big fire, stands back. Indian builds little fire, huddles close”


In literature:

We all must just stand back and wait.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Stand back a little, and I'll show you why it is dangerous to climb among the seracs.
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
But she could not stand, and sank back.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The ship was standing back exactly over the spot where she had been lowered.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
Build the back parallel to the front by standing nine spools at right angles with the side.
"Little Folks' Handy Book" by Lina Beard
So I stand up here calmly at the end of my journey, and look back on the path which I have trodden.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
The entrance to the War Office stands back behind a courtyard in which is a statue of Lord Herbert of Lea.
"The Strand District" by Sir Walter Besant
Presumptuous man, stand back.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
I thought you had so much grit that you'd stand by me and back me up if Aunt Eunice objected.
"Flip's "Islands of Providence"" by Annie Fellows Johnston
You stand back there!
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux

In poetry:

By which the poet, standing among men,
One of themselves, works this,
Is caught from God, but to go back again,
For His
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
O! blessings on a hillside life
That trammels not the heart,
But in its gentle pleasures rife
Stands with its back to art.
"A Walk To Pamphy Linns" by Alexander Anderson
The Swan of Avon died—the Swan
Of Sacramento'll soon be gone;
And when his death-song he shall coo,
Stand back, or it will kill you too.
"Adair Welcker, Poet" by Ambrose Bierce
Beware the man who's crossed in love;
For pent-up steam must find its vent.
Stand back when he is on the move,
And lend him all the Continent.
"The Naulahka" by Rudyard Kipling
"I pass, I pass ye all! Make way! Stand back!
Mine is the place ye yield," she said.
"He was my lover once—my own, my own;
Oh, he was mine, and he is dead!"
"Stronger Than Death" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Once more life's perfect youth will all come back,
And for a moment there
I shall stand fresh and fair,
And drop the garment care;
Once more my perfect youth will nothing lack.
"Some Day Of Days" by Nora Perry

In news:

Use market turmoil to stand back , study your investments, debt.
Stand back and hold your nose.
Stand Back , Mister Softee: There's a New Swirl in Town.
Bob Berman's strange universe: Stand back , Edison.
Undersized at 5-foot-8 and 175 pounds, former N.C. State running back Ted Brown's record still stands as the top career rushing mark in ACC history.
Andrew Young back on the witness stand .
Survivor of Newark schoolyard massacre back on witness stand to recount night of horror.
Back in Mexico City, Antonio Estrada's family ran a successful chain of stands selling licuados (fruit shakes) and tortas (sandwiches).
As some US research libraries back away from so-called Big Deal s with journal publishers, a major British library group has also taken a stand against high serials prices.
Pictured are Jacqueline Bolden (standing back row, from left), Taylor Gilroy, Lyza Lopez, Victor Ochoa and Elizabeth Alvarado.
Ocampo had been a late stand-in for Burns ' original challenger, Liam Walsh, who withdrew after hurting his back in a car crash.
Jimmie Johnson and company won their final appeal earlier this week, meaning he gets his 25 points back, and jumps from 17th to 11th in the standings.
Standing backstage with Joan Jett at San Diego Gay Pride some years back I couldn't help but ask why she avoids talking about her sexuality.
He was standing on my neighbor's lawn looking back at me when I pulled out of the driveway.
Running back doesn't have huge numbers, but his leadership stands out.

In science:

The Base-Board is secured to the back-standing support by four M 2.5 stainless steel screws and, if necessary, by up to four φ2.0 dowel pins.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
Screws are equipped with cylindrical hollow aluminium spacers, so that enough space to allow the routing of the services is available between the Base-Board and the back-standing support.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
A finite elements structural simulation has been performed, modelling the Base-Board with its links to the back-standing structure and simulating the MAPMT as added masses.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
Here, α stands for M5 brane worldvolume indices, bulk quantities are pulled back onto the brane via δψα = δψM ∂αxM and Γα = ΓM eM M ∂αxM , the index M is the curved eleven– dimensional space–time index and M is the ‘flat’ tangent space index.
An index for the Dirac operator on D3 branes with background fluxes
The dilaton field Φ stands as a non dynamical back ground and its only role in this model is to make the coupling constant a position dependent one.
Information Loss Paradox Tested on Chiral Fermion Coupled to a Background Dilatonic Field