stand outside

stand outside (of) (something)

to remain outside of a place, standing. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Judy stood outside the shop, waiting for it to open. How long have you been standing outside the door in this cold wind?
See also: outside, stand
References in classic literature ?
But it was foolish to stand outside and look at the windows.
The king comforted her and said: 'Leave your bedroom door open this night, and my servants shall stand outside, and when he has fallen asleep shall go in, bind him, and take him on board a ship which shall carry him into the wide world.
I seemed to stand outside myself and to look at myself incredulously.
It would be enough for me to stand outside and view whatever hidden wonders might be therein.
She said, 'Do you remember the days we used to come up from Leeds and Manchester and stand outside in the pouring rain and get knocked about by horses?
Dumb in Deganwy On other occasions he would stand outside the salon and just stare at the staff.
Kate didn't want to stand outside in the rain so was escorted to a back room at the other end of the club," the Daily Star quoted sources as saying.
The device was planted in a bicycle stand outside the office of the local district co-ordination officer, where an anti-terrorism court is also situated, police said.
So they'll stand outside in their sub-prime huddle as winter's icy fingers shoot up their nether regions.
Or we learn to cower beneath our bedclothes and hope they eventually go and stand outside someone else's home.
ran in SAC edition only) Sheriff's deputies stand outside the Canvas Street home in Canyon Country where a resident shot a suspect trying to break into her home Wednesday.
And on June 7th, Alex again opened the lemonade stand outside her home and collected another $14,000.
As Rush and Metz stand outside the courthouse conferring, they are gunned down in a drive-by shooting.
98 per hour to stand outside the boarded-up school, one of six closed by the local council to save pounds 2million from the education budget.
Volunteers will go door to door in Palmdale neighborhoods with the largest numbers of Latinos who are eligible to vote but not registered, as well as stand outside stores with heavily Latino clientele.