stand at ease

see at ease, def. 2.

Nearby words

  1. stanchion,
  2. stanchless,
  3. stanchlessly,
  4. stand,
  5. stand a chance,
  6. stand by,
  7. stand corrected,
  8. stand down,
  9. stand fast,
  10. stand for

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Examples from the Web for stand at ease

  • At the approach of this symbol of the law, Mrs. Bindle stepped back and brought her mop to the stand-at-ease position.

    Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
  • It was the stand-at-ease of a soldier, or of an Indian wrapped in his blanket in the city square.

  • His hands fell on his hips as, in his mess, an officer with no pockets drops his knuckles on his waist-line for a stand-at-ease.