take the stand

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take the stand give testimony in a court of law
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Quotations

  • Joe E. Lewis
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    “I would take a bomb, but I can't stand the noise.”

Usage

In literature:

Later he established the custom of attending collegians of a certain standing to the gate, and taking leave of them there.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol III" by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Nevertheless, the Chinese immigrants take their stand firmly.
"The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes" by Tomás de Comyn
Some of the old shekarries and field-watchers frequently dig shallow pits, in which they take their stand.
"Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" by James Inglis
Take courage, Reader, if haply you stand with hesitating toe above the fatal plunge.
"The Book-Bills of Narcissus" by Le Gallienne, Richard
I knew that the admiral's train had been for some days standing ready to take him to the front.
"With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia" by John Ward
But don't take on about that," urged the Marchioness, as Dick fell back upon his pillow, "you're too weak to stand indeed.
"Ten Girls from Dickens" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
While they were thus taking care of their horses, Rollo and Lucy were standing by, with Rollo's mother looking at the bird.
"Rollo at Play" by Jacob Abbott
As he was standing at the office, taking the tickets, George overheard two men talking by his side.
"Uncle Tom's Cabin, Young Folks' Edition" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
A peculiar sound startled me and I saw a man descend by a rope, and take his stand on the windowsill.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol VI." by Various
Frederic all the while had been standing by his uncle's side, strangely enough appearing to take little interest or part in the battle.
"The Apartment Next Door" by William Andrew Johnston
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In poetry:

She knows the evils of the land,
She knows the wicked ways of man,
She takes a high and lofty stand—
She dreads them.
"The Model Girl" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Now free, but with a fixt disdain,
Behold the mother stand!
She frowns upon the brothers twain,
Nor takes the proffer'd hand.
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
'Tis Christ alone saves guilty me,
And makes my right to life so free,
That in himself it stands alone:
Faith takes the right, but gives me none.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. I." by Ralph Erskine
What art thou--friend or foe!
Stand! stand!
I've a heart that melts at sorrow,
I've a store the poor may borrow
I'm the same to-day, to-morrow--
Take my hand!
"A Challenge" by Walter Richard Cassels
What art thou--friend or foe?
Stand! stand!
I've a heart that hates all wrong,
Aids the weak against the strong,
Loves the Truth, and seeks it long--
Take my hand!
"A Challenge" by Walter Richard Cassels
Borne on the eagle's wings of spirit vision,
And rapt into the past she takes her stand
In the dim twilight of the old religion,
Amid the mountains of the ancient land.
"The Maiden's Reply To The Mountain" by Samuel John Stone

In news:

There's a humorous billboard standing in Gainesville , Fla. Heralding Texas A&M and taking shots at the SEC.
Lufkin,Tx — Though he didn't take the stand in his own defense this past week, Jacob Woodard on Friday night broke his silence on what went wrong Feb 7, the night he fatally shot Robert Darnell Bennett.
Law enforcement officials take the stand.
Witnesses take the stand in murder trial.
On Tuesday, each of us will have the opportunity to take a stand about our rights.
The Milwaukee Brewers last home stand saw the team come out above.500 on the homestand before taking to the road.
Taking The Political Pulse On The Smallest of Small Businesses: A Hot Dog Stand.
Many churches in Minnesota have chosen to take a stand either in support of or opposition to the marriage amendment that will be on the November ballot in Minnesota.
James Mallory claimed there was a $25,000 bounty on his head as he prepared to take the stand in an attempted murder trial days later.
James Menard, 24 takes the stand during his trial on January 1 3, 2011 for the third day of his trial for the murder of Jake Couture on January 1 , 2010.
District Court Judge William Alsup listens as Oracle's Larry Ellison takes the stand in a case against Google.
One of Shakespeare's most celebrated features as a writer is his refusal to take a clear moral stand relative to his characters and the problems they present.
They are standing in front of the Freeman Café in Evanston, waiting for a bus to take them on a trip they will never forget.
OCEAN CITY – Standing on Talbot Street, Ocean City patrons can take in a classic view of the town through a recently completed façade project and wall mural .
My brain made me do it: Neuroscience takes the stand.
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In science:

In the WC, r < 0 and < δρ >= P′~G n( ~G)ei ~G·~x where ′ stands for the sum over all non-zero reciprical lattice vectors takes a lattice structure.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
Let ω := (ωi , i ∈ Z) be a family of i.i.d. random variables taking values in (0, 1) defined on Ω, which stands for the random environment.
Stable fluctuations for ballistic random walks in random environment on Z
Typically, for DSS with G′ = Z ∗ p , f is just the “mod q” operation; for DSS with G′ being some elliptic curve group over a finite field (i.e., a stands for an elliptic curve point (x, y)), f (a) is to take the x-coordinate of a.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Him (s) stands for the probability that the first visit to the real axis of the simple random walk starting at im ∈ iZ takes place at s ∈ Z.
The hitting distribution of line segments for two dimensional random walks
Thus the effective action Γ(A) has the form Γ(A) = in Z A(τ )dτ , a result which stands in marked contrast to what has been obtained in treatments which do not take into account the constraint (3).
Non-thermalizability of a Quantum Field Theory
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