stand apart (from someone or something)

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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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