stance

Definitions

  • DRIVER AND BRASSY. THE STANCE
    DRIVER AND BRASSY. THE STANCE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stance standing posture
    • n stance a rationalized mental attitude
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Additional illustrations & photos:

DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE WHEN PLAYING FOR A SLICE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. PLAYING FOR A PULL. STANCE DRIVER AND BRASSY. PLAYING FOR A PULL. STANCE
DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE FOR A LOW BALL AGAINST THE WIND DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE FOR A LOW BALL AGAINST THE WIND
DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE FOR A HIGH BALL WITH THE WIND DRIVER AND BRASSY. STANCE FOR A HIGH BALL WITH THE WIND
FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE FULL SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE THE PUSH SHOT WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE A LOW BALL (AGAINST WIND) WITH THE CLEEK. STANCE
FULL IRON SHOT. STANCE FULL IRON SHOT. STANCE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stance A stanza.
    • Stance A station; a position; a site.
    • Stance the mental attitude, position, or approach a person adopts in respect to something.
    • Stance (Golf, Baseball) The position of a player's feet, relative to each other and to the ball, when he is making a stroke or at bat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stance A station; a site; an area for building; a position; a stand.
    • n stance Space; gap; distance.
    • n stance A stave or stanza.
    • stance To station; place.
    • n stance In golf, the position of a player's feet, in addressing the ball.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stance stans (Scot.) a station, site, stand.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. estance,. See Stanza

Usage

In literature:

There was a fluff of young beard on his chin, and he carried himself with the stance of a drilled man.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
One of the ponies had raised its head and was facing the direction of the camp, suspicion plain to read in its stance.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Using remarkable photographs, Vardon devotes a chapter to each club and chapters to stance, grip, and swing.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
There is nothing of my own discovery or invention in my stance for the drive.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
The Sov officer had assumed the stance of a swordsman.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Yet that impression soon faded under the impressiveness of his stance.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
He nocked the arrow, took a firm stance, and drew.
"The Pirates of Shan" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The captain took a stance and swung the club.
"Command" by William McFee
With rapidly dimming vision, he saw Wilhart assume a stance.
"A Thought For Tomorrow" by Robert E. Gilbert
The guard held his fixed stance.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
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In poetry:

Dis-stance: versts, miles...
They've dis-joined us, dis-mantled us,
So that we would be quiet,
At the world's farthest ends.
""Dis-stance: versts, miles"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Dis-stance: versts, reaches...
They've disbanded, disrupted us,
Disunited and dissolved us,
Not knowing that we are an alloy
""Dis-stance: versts, miles"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
"Wae worth, wae worth ye, Jock, my man,
I paid ye weel your fee;
Why pull ye out the grund-wa'-stance,
Lets in the reek to me?
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang
Then the chiels wad begin to thump wi' their heels
On the floor—cryin' oot, "Mak' room for the reels;"
An' they heez'd the blin' fiddler up to his stance—
"Play up," was the cry, as they boun' to the dance.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
We dream of honour, and we get along.
Fate winged me, in the person of a cab
and your stance on the sand.
Think it across, in freezing wind: withstand
my blistered wish: flop, there, to his blind song
who pick up the tab.
"Dream Song 42: O journeyer, deaf in the mould, insane" by John Berryman

In news:

Before 9/11, the Bush administration was beginning to take a stronger stance against China on Taiwan.
The strained Cascade Locks fire department issue is clearer, the stances much tougher.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's pro-biotech stance is at odds with the aggressive regulatory stance of his state's health department.
Church of Nazarene pledges support for Hobby Lobby's anti-abortion stance.
A Republican state representative candidate in Arkansas took an antigay, pro-life stance, citing her "Christian values" in an advertisement published last week in The Yell County Record.
In the ad, candidate Mary Bentley attacks Democrats for their stances on same-sex marriage and abortion.
Some processors may want to take a "Not in My Back Yard" stance.
The stance opposes Western ideas of tougher measures.
Debt, elections prod GOP to ease anti-tax stance.
Local pastor reverses his stance on the ordination of gay clergy.
Some voters doubt Kaczynski's softer stance.
Authorities take tough stance on bomb threats.
State stances on Obamacare may backfire .
A group of local residents are not taking no for an answer when it comes to the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library branch moving from the Telling Mansion, and they hope others will join them in that stance.
Some House Republicans bending on anti-tax stance.
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In science:

On the other hand, Callender (at least as I read him) takes a tougher stance.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Chapter 7 takes a different stance from the one followed to this point.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
In many situations, given a category of spaces dually equivalent to a category of algebras it pays to shift our stance and view the the algebraic category as primary.
Three lectures on free probability
We take a more general stance and allow the language to contain function symbols if not explicitly stated otherwise.
An Algebraic Preservation Theorem for Aleph-Zero Categorical Quantified Constraint Satisfaction
Moreover, it avoids a lot of distance calcu­ lations by progressively removing useless in­ stances during the feature pruning.
Combining Feature and Prototype Pruning by Uncertainty Minimization
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