- stamping ground,
Origin of stance
Examples from the Web for stance
Earlier this week, C.Y. Leung reiterated Beijing's stance again: direct elections aren't a possibility.Chinese Tourists Are Taking Hong Kong Protest Selfies|Brendon Hong|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My stance at this point is that the audience can decide for themselves.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel|Marlow Stern|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, one music festival is taking their stance a step further by placing a ban on the questionable accessory.Cara Delevingne Is Topshop’s Solo Star; Music Festival Bans War Bonnets|The Fashion Beast Team|July 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Paul has dropped hints here and there about his Iraq stance.
In May, the AEA spent over $400,000 on ads in Colorado attacking Sen. Mark Udall for his stance opposing the Keystone pipeline.Koch Brothers Unveil New Strategy at Big Donor Retreat|Peter Stone|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is nothing of my own discovery or invention in my stance for the drive.The Complete Golfer |Harry Vardon
They could not understand the "mailed fist" stance implicit in the acts.The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783|Virginia State Dept. of Education
It was said that he walked up to his ball and hit it away before anybody had time to realise that he had taken his stance.The Happy Golfer|Henry Leach
In both of these strokes Braid uses identically similar photographs to show his stance and address.The Soul of Golf|Percy Adolphus Vaile
From his stance he commanded the stair and could see along the corridor as well.The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
Word Origin for stance
1530s, "standing place, station," probably from Middle French stance "resting place, harbor," from Italian stanza "stopping place, station," from Vulgar Latin *stantia "place, abode," from Latin stans (genitive stantis), present participle of stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Sense of "position of the feet" (in golf, etc.) is first recorded 1897; figurative sense of "point of view" is recorded from 1956.