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ante-sto or anti-sto , stĕti, 1, v. n., stand before, only in a trop. signif., to excel, be superior to; with dat. or acc.; also absol., to distinguish one's self, to be distinguished: “brassica, quae omnibus holeribus antistat,Cato, R. R. 156: “Crotoniatae omnibus corporum viribus et dignitatibus antestiterunt,Cic. Inv. 2, 12 B. and K.: “quanto antestaret eloquentia innocentiae,Nep. Arist. 1, 2 Halm: virtute ceteris, Claud, Quadrig. ap. Gell. 9, 13: aliquem, Met. Numid. ap. Gell. 12, 9: “Scandinavia magnitudine alias (insulas) antestat,Mel. 3, 6, 7: Herculis antistare si facta putabis, * Lucr. 5, 22 Lachm.
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