stand (v.)
make a stand, be resolute [on a point]
1H4 I.ii.139[Falstaff to Prince Hal] There's neither honesty, manhood, nor good fellowship in thee ... if thou darest not stand for ten shillings
CE V.i.31[Antipholus of Syracuse to Second Merchant] if thou darest stand
MW II.i.215[Ford alone] Page be a secure fool and stands so firmly on his wife's frailty [i.e. he relies too much on what may be his wife's weak point]
RJ II.iv.33[Mercutio to Benvolio] these fashion-mongers ... who stand so much on the new form
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