stand against


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stand against

v.
1. To stand next to or rest against something: He stood against the frame of the door.
2. To oppose something: Many of the students stood against the war.
3. To compete with someone in a race for elected office: She announced her intention to stand against the incumbent in the next election.
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We continue to mourn the loss of lives in France, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere in the world and firmly stand against terrorists.
Turkish people need to stand against this kind of oppression.
Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, a member of FIFA's executive committee and a vicepresident of the world governing body, has also said he would stand against Blatter at the FIFA Congress in May.
The sheikhs and dignitaries announced in a statement following a meeting in Damascus that they all stand against any act that could destabilize social security and stability, underlining that they support the Army which defend Homeland under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad.
In a word during today's parliamentary session on the displaced people in northern Iraq, he called for active measures to assist the displaced people and to have a unified stand against "the enemy that resulted in this plight".
London, March 18 ( ANI ): Lily Allen has lashed out at the music business, saying there's a lack of female artists in the industry and insisted that people need to take a stand against sexism.
Those who resort to threats need to know that they stand against the great history, against a glorious people who remained steadfast in resistance against aggressors, he said, noting that "victory is always on our side.
A MARTIAL arts enthusiast was so shocked by the case of tragic Daniel Pelka that he has decided to take a stand against child cruelty - 20,000 of them to be precise.
KARACHI -- Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Central Vice President Saif-ur-Rehman Khan on Tuesday demanded that Government of Pakistan should clarify its stance and stand against drone attacks.
MANAMA: Communities in troubled areas have been asked to take a stand against saboteurs to help prevent growing numbers of attacks on schools.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi in a meeting with his Algerian counterpart Bel-Qassem Bel-Abbas underlined that the regional nations will stand against the US and the Zionist regime's expansionist policies.
The reason has nothing to do with the federation ( FAI) and the suspension has more to do with the IOC's stand against the IOA," FAI president Durga Das Boro told M AIL T ODAY .
Summary: Mitt Romney has stolen the lead in the race to become the Republican candidate to stand against Barack Obama in the presidential election.
Saints of Molokai" is a history of Hawaii's bout with leprosy and how a dedicated few dared to stand against the disease and tells the story of their successes and failures in this avenue.
Through her own determination with help from her sister, Jane tells her story of how God helped her stand against her inner demons and become a better Christian.