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stand together

1. Literally, of two or more people, animals, or edifices, to stand in close proximity to one another. I stood together with the rest of the applicants, making nervous chitchat while we waited to be called in for our interview. The sheep stood together in the field, bleating helplessly. The company's large skyscrapers stood together like colossal sentinels.
2. To be or remain united (in support of or opposition to something). Our governments must stand together against the heinous actions of this tyrant. They promised to stand together with the senator in her attempts at tax reform.
See also: stand, together
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stand together

 
1. to stand in a group. All the members of the family stood together for a photograph. Please stand together so I can count you.
2. to remain united. We must stand together if we want to defeat this enemy. If we don't stand together, we will be defeated one by one.
See also: stand, together
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Meg and John happened to be standing together in the middle of the grass plot, when Laurie was seized with an inspiration which put the finishing touch to this unfashionable wedding.
And one day when the shepherd and his wife were standing together before the house the shepherd said, 'I will shoot old Sultan tomorrow morning, for he is of no use now.' But his wife said, 'Pray let the poor faithful creature live; he has served us well a great many years, and we ought to give him a livelihood for the rest of his days.' 'But what can we do with him?' said the shepherd,
Then they reappeared, and were presently seen standing together upon the extreme summit of Mont Blanc.
The officers who had been standing together rode off to their places.
Meanwhile Nesvitski, Zherkov, and the officer of the suite were standing together out of range of the shots, watching, now the small group of men with yellow shakos, dark-green jackets braided with cord, and blue riding breeches, who were swarming near the bridge, and then at what was approaching in the distance from the opposite side- the blue uniforms and groups with horses, easily recognizable as artillery.
After the departure of Captain Blomsberry, the lieutenant and some officers were standing together on the poop.
When, however, he spied about and sought for the comforters of his lonesomeness, behold, there were kine there standing together on an eminence, whose proximity and smell had warmed his heart.
Eureka quickly followed him, and soon they were all standing together upon the platform, with eight of the much prized wooden wings beside them.
The lovers were standing together at one of the windows.
On opening the door, she perceived her sister and Bingley standing together over the hearth, as if engaged in earnest conversation; and had this led to no suspicion, the faces of both, as they hastily turned round and moved away from each other, would have told it all.
LWVEA and Elgin Standing Together volunteers will have information on hand about where to register and vote in advance or on the day of the election.
We assure our brave armed forces that entire nation is standing together with them.
He said we assure our brave armed forces that entire nation is standing together with them.
But standing together will not, on its own, be enough to defeat an enemy that despises our shared society and our way of life.