stand together

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

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
References in classic literature ?
As the younger girls stand together, giving the last touches to their simple toilet, it may be a good time to tell of a few changes which three years have wrought in their appearance, for all are looking their best just now.
If dancing formed the amusement of the night, they were partners for half the time; and when obliged to separate for a couple of dances, were careful to stand together and scarcely spoke a word to any body else.
We must stand together, without appearing to do so, in secret alliance.
Now this is my desire--to win that great axe of Jikiza, which is called Groan- Maker, of which we have heard tell, so that axe and club may stand together in the fray."
"Louisa is fond of you; and of course it's on account of dear May that I'm taking this step--and also because, if we don't all stand together, there'll be no such thing as Society left."
'We continue to firmly stand together with the Afghan nation and fully support their efforts to restore complete peace in the country,' it added.
TNA Parliamentarian M.A Sumanthiran has said that the Tamil community in the country is more united than during the war and would stand together at decisive moments.
Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has urged Travel and Tourism sector players to unite and stand together in order to have a greater impact in the industry.
Mr Harvie looked back to the campaign which led to the scrapping of the controversial Section 28 or clause 2A law which banned the "promotion" of homosexuality in schools and said it is now important to stand together to fight for trans rights.
President Trump and I will always stand together for the betterment of West Virginia until every stone is turned!
We all stand together, as one with our team, Forever united to follow our dream.
The charity We Stand Together is running an event on Wednesday at Manchester Communication Academy at 6pm seeing how we can use laughter to help explore issues.
"Two World Wars and that Cold War taught us that North America and Europe have to stand together. And that's the main task of NATO - to make sure that Europe and North America stand together, addressing a lot of challenges in the security environment," he noted.
President Duterte enjoined the people of Mindanao to stand together against the threats of terrorism as some areas in the island hold a plebiscite for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) on Monday.
'We China and Pakistan stand together against this enemy.