stand out


  • Two Chinese men stand with their queues out to form a letter T
    Two Chinese men stand with their queues out to form a letter T
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stand out be stubborn in resolution or resistance
    • v stand out steer away from shore, of ships
    • v stand out distinguish oneself "She excelled in math"
    • v stand out be highly noticeable
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you lock your knee while standing long enough, you will pass out.
    • Stand out to project, to be prominent: not to comply, to refuse to yield
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  • Evelyn Waugh
    “An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.”
  • Harry S Truman
    “If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    Ellen DeGeneres
    “I was doing stand-up at a restaurant and there was a chalkboard on the street out front. It said, Soup of the Day: Cream of Asparagus. Ellen DeGeneres.”
  • Charles Caleb Colton
    “It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.”
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    “Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves?”
  • H. Ross Perot
    “If you can't stand a little sacrifice and you can't stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we're never going to straighten this country out.”


If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen - Originally a Harry S. Truman quote, this means that if you can't take the pressure, then you should remove yourself from the situation.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. standan; Goth. standan, Ger. stehen; cf. Gr. histanai, to place, L. stāre, to stand.


In literature:

They are all drawn for us clearly by him in these pages; they stand out unmistakably.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
But here and there certain individual scenes and incidents stand out clearly and alone.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
And the trouble stands out clear as daylight.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
A glance over her shoulder showed her Black Bill standing out in front of Struve's hotel.
"The Bells of San Juan" by Jackson Gregory
The king, beholding him said, 'Stand out of our way.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
I personally observed our flag was standing out well to the breeze.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915" by Various
The others show they realize how these big ones stand out by making monuments for them.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
It was a strange hand, very white, very thin, with the blue veins standing out from the back.
"The Texan Star" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She saw standing out from the gloom, the form of a young man of majestic beauty and grace.
"The Lost Lady of Lone" by E.D.E.N. Southworth
She would be at me for letting you stand out in the hall like this.
"The Judge" by Rebecca West

In poetry:

How wisdom did find out the way,
How strength did make him stand,
How holiness did bear the sway,
And answer just demand.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
Then out it spake the king again,
Says, "Bonny boy, tell to me,
Wha lives into yon bigly bowr,
Stands by yon green oak tree?"
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
Lord strengthen me, that while I stand
On the rock, and strong in Thee,
I may stretch out a loving hand
To wrestle a troubled sea.
"Magna est Veritas" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Come from thy Bed of Clay, my dear!
See! where thy Father stands;
His Soul he sheds out Tear by Tear,
And wrings his wretched Hands.
"The Distress'd Father or, the Author's Tears over his Dear Daughter Rachel" by Henry Carey
Would that I could stand out spotless,
Lord, I know that Thou hast died,
Thou hast stood for ages spotless
Bidding men come and abide.
"Spotless (James 1:21)" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Pride taught him to find out a stand
Like man--a mansion rather grand;
In a large holly soon was seated,
Most beautiful and variegated.
"The Robin-Red-Breast" by William Hutton

In news:

Even by LA's pricey Westside standards, the characters played by Frances McDormand, Joan Cusack, and Catherine Keener (and husbands) stand out.
How are you gonna make yourself stand out in the crowd of jean-wearin' cuties this fall.
Canyon stand-out third in his family to sign with MSU.
Boston's most significant older bridge is being remade, and in such a way, that it will shine and stand out and be noted for its architectural brilliance.
Koehler stands out in Honolulu.
Rudy Gay's dedication stands out as Grizzlies prepare for season.
Raucously energetic folk-song celebration from north-west China stands out as a joyous beacon of film-festival fun.
She's standing out front working her Blackberry when I walk up.
Minter stands out in defense full of stars.
The Brooklyn-based trio stand out as one of a handful of rock bands on electronic label Ghostly International.
This intense 3-meat chili stands out in any spread.
McDonald stands out on her own merit, a woman who grew into her own time.
Carlos Rivero, Carlos Maldonado, Erik Davis stand out.
On this high school recruit signing day, Wednesday, Adam Coon of Fowlerville stands out to me.
Stand Out in the Crowd.

In science:

One region stands out as an exception to the above statement.
A comparison between Pa alpha and H alpha emission: The relation between HII region mean reddening, local gas density and metallicity
O vii f/i-ratio stands out, while the Ne ix f/i-ratio does not.
On the sizes of stellar X-ray coronae
It stands out from all other neutron-star components by its approximately constant frequency (Fig. 2.9) which is quite similar across sources, perhaps because νhH z derives from compact-ob ject properties and the neutron stars in these systems are all similar (§2.8).
A review of rapid X-ray variability in X-ray binaries
Further, we bring out a controlling mechanism to explain the emergence of standing-wave patterns in the coupled map lattices.
Desynchronized wave patterns in synchronized chaotic regions of coupled map lattices
The measurement of am stands out because of its unique sensitivity to high energy scales.
Precision Electroweak Physics