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stand apart (from someone or something)

1. Literally, to stand at a distance or location separate from someone or something else. I'll ask everyone in the group to stand apart so you all have room to do the exercises without bumping into one another. The historic bank building stands apart from the other banking headquarters, all of which reside in the financial district.
2. To be clearly distinct or distinguishable from someone or something else in some capacity. The market is flooded with mediocre service providers, so you've got to find some way of standing apart. Tammy always stood apart from the other kids at school in the way she dressed and behaved.
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stand apart

 (from someone or something)
1. Lit. to stand, separated from someone or something. Please stand apart from the person next to you. We want to see the table between you. stand apart. Leave some space between you.
2. Fig. to appear clearly different from other things or people. Alice really stands apart from her peers. This book really stands apart. It is much better than the others.
See also: apart, stand
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"Stand Apart" has been not only the motto of Alial Fital since its inception, but can also be found in the style of its creator.
Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., has found a way to stand apart from neighbors such as Harvard, by focusing on supply chain management.
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Much of the animus toward steroids assumes that they stand apart from all other forms of training--that they are ugly, artificial, and alien to a culture of hard work and honest sweat.
STYLISH -- Freestyle was designed to stand apart, much like your home decor.
IN THIS COUNTRY of islands, there are a few bits of land that stand apart. One of these is Minamitorishima, or "Marcus Island" on some English-language maps.
Academies are not allowed to charge fees and cannot select their pupils by ability but otherwise stand apart from the rest of the state system.
As editor of this volume, Plummer says, "The [volume's] approach contrasts with the belief that power struggles among states nearly always fully explain the origins of foreign policy, and that policy makers stand apart from and above the prejudices and temptations of ordinary mortals."
That, combined with beautiful keyboards and powerful guitars, makes for a band who stand apart from everything I've heard lately.
Like Shielfield Park where they came something of a cropper last year, the seafront ground hasn't changed much in the last 30 or 40 years - one new stand apart.
"Benedictine communities of men and women were never intended to be part of the hierarchical or clerical status of the church, but to stand apart from this structure and offer a different voice.
In this sense, three relatively modest films set in Jerusalem stand apart. In the context of that city now, each offers perceptive illuminations of and compelling cases against the end-game of hopelessness.
Jockum Nordstrom performs a similar feat in the city's art world: His enigmatic, oddly "old-fashioned" drawings and muted mixed-media pieces in watercolor, gouache, and collage stand apart from the visual styles currently in vogue--high-production, knowing, bigger-is-better.
What makes this wooden toe stand apart? Researchers found soft tissue, including skin, had grown to heal where the toe was amputated: a sign the digit was removed while the woman was alive.