the position or bearing of the body while standing: legs spread in a wide stance; the threatening stance of the bull.
a mental or emotional position adopted with respect to something: They assumed an increasingly hostile stance in their foreign policy.
Sports. the relative position of the feet, as in addressing a golf ball or in making a stroke.
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How to use stance in a sentence
Biden was the best-liked of the Democratic candidates among Cubans polled by Equis Labs, and yet many of those voters still don’t really know much about his record or stances.
Weeks after the app launched, the App Store owner changed its stance, saying the developer should take the function out of the app or the app’s distribution would be terminated, according to the consultant.Apple’s App Store draws scrutiny in yet another country | Verne Kopytoff | September 3, 2020 | Fortune
They claim to be taking the legitimate scientific stance of doubt.How Pseudoscientists Get Away With It - Facts So Romantic | Stuart Firestein | August 28, 2020 | Nautilus
It wasn’t the stance one might expect from Amazon, which has been working to dodge exactly this sort of liability in US courts.Why Etsy’s CEO is accusing Amazon of trying to wipe out its competition | Marc Bain | August 26, 2020 | Quartz
They have also already been vetted on the national stage, minimizing the possibility of hidden personal scandals or problematic stances emerging.Biden Had To Fight For The Presidential Nomination. But Most VPs Have To. | Julia Azari | August 20, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
That officer fretting about his “stance,” we learn, is plagued by PTSD that cripples him both on the job and at home.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops | Melissa Leon | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
They took an anti-establishment stance to a new level, openly opposing the government.
Of all the people to look up to for a back-to-nature stance, why the monster from Spahn Ranch?
To begin with, To Russia With Love takes a firm anti-Putin, anti-Russian government stance.‘To Russia With Love’: Can Johnny Weir Save Russia’s Gays? | Kevin Fallon | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Booverman sighted the hole, and then took his stance; but the cleek in his hand shook like an aspen.Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
Using remarkable photographs, Vardon devotes a chapter to each club and chapters to stance, grip, and swing.When Winter Comes to Main Street | Grant Martin Overton
The Nordic, from his twisted stance, had a couple of broken ribs already; the Eurasian's right ear dangled redly.Assignment's End | Roger Dee
I'd like to take a flat-footed stance as claiming that the end justified the means.Fore! | Charles Emmett Van Loan
From his stance he commanded the stair and could see along the corridor as well.The Black Douglas | S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for stance
the manner and position in which a person or animal stands
sport the posture assumed when about to play the ball, as in golf, cricket, etc
general emotional or intellectual attitude: a leftist stance
Scot a place where buses or taxis wait
mountaineering a place at the top of a pitch where a climber can stand and belay
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