verb (used without object), grand·stand·ed, grand·stand·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM grandstandgrandstander, noun
Example sentences from the Web for grandstand
It is grandstanding for a right rarely protected unless under immediate attack.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
On Borgen, grandstanding and deceit still plague the political process.‘Borgen’: The Television Show That Could Solve the Government Shutdown|Andrew Romano|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, investors have learned to ignore the lunacy and approach D.C. grandstanding with a certain amount of cynicism.Shutdown? What Shutdown? It’s Time to Buy U.S. Government Bonds!|Daniel Gross|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nixon, however, demurred; he said that it would be “grandstanding” to speak out, according to his aide William Safire.When Martin Luther King Jr. and Richard Nixon Were Friends|Jeffrey Frank|January 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Grandstanding is best postponed until several days after the danger has passed.Which Politician Best Navigated Hurricane Sandy’s Surge?|Michelle Cottle|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At any time he was ready with a sneer for what he called the cowpuncher's "grandstanding."Steve Yeager|William MacLeod Raine
The sort of grandstanding the Karna were putting on had to be played to an audience.In Case of Fire|Gordon Randall Garrett
If he's just doing a lot of grandstanding or if he's playing someone's political game, that's another thing.Spring Street|James H. Richardson
You fellows better cut out the grandstanding and have a look west.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.|Rutherford G. Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for grandstand
- a terraced block of seats, usually under a roof, commanding the best view at racecourses, football pitches, etc
- (as modifier)grandstand tickets