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stance (plural stances)
- The manner, posture, or pose in which one stands.
- The fencer’s stance showed he was ready to begin.
- One’s opinion or point of view.
- I don’t agree with your stance on gun control.
- 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, the Guardian:
- His stance as being against the world of finance and his proposal of a 75% tax on incomes over €1m (£817,000) was approved by a majority in polls. He was convinced that his more measured, if ploddingly serious, style would win out with an electorate tired of Sarkozy's bling and frenetic policy initiatives.
- (obsolete, Scotland) A station; a position; a site.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
- (obsolete) A stanza.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Chapman to this entry?)
manner, posture, or pose in which one stands
opinion or point of view
- stance in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- stance in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911