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stay for something

to remain in a place to participate in something. Would you please stay for dinner? I am sorry, but we cannot stay for dinner.
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For example, the average length of stay for all stays of one day or longer is only 521 days, or about 17 months.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, concerned by studies showing a halving in the average hospital stay for mothers from the 1970s to the 1990s, called for a ``time out'' in further reductions.
Figure 2, above, shows lengths of stay for PacMed, plotted yearly from 1982 through 1986.
Guests who book a "Happy Feet" stay for any date from now through December 31 at participating hotels will receive two complimentary adult and two children's movie ticket vouchers for the "Happy Feet" movie that can be redeemed anytime between the date of the hotel stay and January 29, 2007 at thousands of participating theatres across the nation.
The Family Getaways ByRequest package at the Wyndham El Conquistador Resort & Golden Door(R) Spa in Las Croabas, offers a free fourth night when guests stay for three consecutive nights; a second room at 50 percent off and the fourth night free; kids 12 and under stay, play and eat for free; daily two-for-one spa treatments, golf, tennis and motorized water sports; complimentary daily children's activities and daily access to the Wyndham Kid's Retreat; and, complimentary daily admission to the Golden Door Spa for adults.
Participants should allow three weeks after completing the stay for the bonus points to appear in their Hilton HHonors accounts.