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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However, aside from standing apart, I don't find the packaging especially appealing.
Standing apart I looked at her and said: We have poetry So we do not die
Instead of standing apart, charters should be partnering with districts, sharing lessons, and sharing credit.
Her political awakening, as a result, creates a satisfying focus here that succeeds in standing apart from the other memoirs recounting events and changes.
Now that video art has evolved (or degenerated) to the point that it simulates the slickness of television or film, it's sometimes difficult to remember that video started out as an "alternative" medium--a means of creating art that would employ mass-media technology while standing apart from its machinations.
"Most independents," she continued, "apart from standing apart from parties, pick unthinkingly from each of them, having their cake and eating it too.
Standing apart from traditional silica additives due to both its particle size distribution and low oil absorption characteristics, UltraMatte UV 50-D does not appreciably effect final viscosity and resists settling.
Their corporate credo is based solidly on these beliefs and they don't mind standing apart from other companies by letting these beliefs guide their actions more so than any limited and short-term economic advantage.
And you, standing apart, spread your roots into the earth under feet which has no other earth underneath but only those steps awaiting to be taken, to be given flights in a vast expanse of inverted skies.
Bound up in this view is a covert attack on the post-1890 critical move away from mid-Victorian social, political, and economic discussions of literature and its readers, towards an aesthetic cultivation and discussion of literature as being produced by individuals standing apart from society, and more recently even as texts standing apart from the author.
The tabloids in particular, but really all the press, got involved in a ghoulish competition to scoop each other over Irma's condition and to use her evacuation to salve British guilt about standing apart from the carnage in Bosnia.
However, store construction maintained the strength shown in recent months, standing apart from the weakened status of the other commercial categories.
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