Formerly humble huts stood here. [ Virgil ]
Light-leaved acacias, by the door,
Stood up in balmy air.
Clusters of blossomed moonlight bore.
And breathed a perfume rare. [ George MacDonald ]
Except wind stands as it never stood
It is an ill wind turns none to good. [ Thomas Tusser ]
He never yet stood sure that stands secure. [ Quarles ]
The sun has stood still, but time never did. [ Proverb ]
The tears that stood considering in her eyes. [ Dryden ]
Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne,
In rayless majesty, now stretches forth
Her leaden sceptre over a slumbering world.
Silence, how dead! and darkness, how profound!
Nor eye, nor listening ear, an object finds;
Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse
Of life stood still, and nature made a pause;
An awful pause! prophetic of her end. [ Young ]
Thy spirit within thee hath been so at war.
And thus hath so bestirr'd thee in thy sleep
That beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow
Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream:
And in thy face strange motions have appear'd,
Such as we see when men restrain their breath
On some great sudden haste. [ William Shakespeare ]
A great acacia, with its slender trunk
And overpoise of multitudinous leaves,
(In which a hundred fields might spill their dew
And intense verdure, yet find room enough)
Stood reconciling all the place with green. [ E. B. Browning ]
Here lies Dame Dorothy Peg,
Who never had issue except in her leg,
So great was her art, so deep was her cunning,
That while one leg stood, the other kept running. [ Epitaph ]
The fountain of my heart dried up within me, -
With nought that loved me, and with nought to love,
I stood upon the desert earth alone.
And in that deep and utter agony,
Though then, then even most unfit to die
I fell upon my knees and prayed for death. [ Maturin ]
Half light, half shade, she stood a sight to make an old man young. [ Tennyson ]
The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago.
And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow;
But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood,
And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.
Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men.
And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen. [ Bryant ]
And now the thickened sky like a dark ceiling stood; down rushed the rain impetuous. [ Milton ]
The waiting tears stood ready for command, and now they flow to varnish the false tale. [ Rowe ]
Oft in my way have I stood still, though but a casual passenger, so much I felt the awfulness of life. [ Wordsworth ]
Stern duties need not speak sternly. He who stood firm before the thunder worshipped the
still small voice. [ Sidney Dobell ]
But yesterday the word of Caesar might Have stood against the world; now lies he there. And none so poor to do him reverence. [ William Shakespeare ]
The night, proceeding on with silent pace, stood in her noon, and viewed with equal face her sleepy rise and her declining race. [ Dryden ]
Two pots stood by a river, one of brass, the other of clay; the water carried them away; the earthen vessel kept aloof from the other. [ L'Estrange ]
To have a true idea of man or of life, one must have stood himself on the brink of suicide, or on the doorsill of insanity, at least once. [ Taine ]
It is a revered thing to see an ancient castle not in decay; how much more to behold an ancient family which have stood against the waves and weathers of time! [ Bacon ]
That same dew, which sometime on the buds was wont to swell, like round and orient pearls, stood now within the pretty flowerets' eyes, like tears that did their own disgrace bewail. [ William Shakespeare ]
Of God's light I was not utterly bereft, if my as yet sealed eyes, with their unspeakable longing, could nowhere see Him; nevertheless in my heart He was present and His heaven-written law still stood legible and sacred there. [ Carlyle ]
No man ever stood lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure there is greater anxiety to have fashionable, or at least clean and unpatched clothes, than to have a sound conscience. I sometimes try my acquaintances by some such test as this - who could wear a patch, or two extra seams only, over the knee. [ Thoreau ]