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Aloof, at a distance from a person or action, but in close connection with them: “one a. stand sentinel,” Mids. II, 2, 26. “love's not love when it is mingled with regards that stand a. from the entire point,” Lr. I, 1, 243. Chiefly in speaking of persons who are not to be present at, or interfere with, something: “Nerissa and the rest, stand all a.” Merch. III, 2, 42. Tw. I, 4, 12. H6A IV, 4, 21. Tit. V, 3, 151. Rom. V, 3, 1. Rom. V, 3, 1 282; or who are kept back by caution or fear: “O appetite, from judgment stand a.” Compl. 166. “I stand for sacrifice, the rest a. are the Dardanian wives,” Merch. III, 2, 58. “keep a. from strict arbitrement,” H4A IV, 1, 70. H6A IV, 2, 52. V, 4, 150. H6B I, 1, 227. H6C II, 1, 17. Hml. III. 1, 8. V, 2, 258. Per. IV, 6, 95 (Qq Ff aloft). It is, with one exception (Merch. III, 2, 58) always joined with the verbs to stand and to keep.
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