open stance


Definition of open stance

: a stance (as in golf) in which the forward foot is farther from the line of play than the back foot — compare closed stance

Examples of open stance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Trump administration increased economic pressure on Cuba, reversing a shift under President Obama to a more open stance toward the nation that had led to an increase in travel between the two countries. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 3 Jan. 2022 Rather than doing this and increasing frustration, try taking an open stance with her. Washington Post, 13 Oct. 2021 The first line of defense is self-control, showing a non-threatening, open stance. Patricia Fersch, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 Archbishop Lefebvre rejected the break with liturgical tradition as well as other elements of the 1962-65 Second Vatican Council, known as Vatican II, including the church’s more open stance toward other religions. Francis X. Rocca, WSJ, 16 July 2021 An open stance and easy movements to the hitting positions enable him to quickly barrel baseballs with a short upper-cut stroke. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 22 Feb. 2021 Biden has pledged to take a more open stance on immigration. Clare Duffy, CNN, 4 Nov. 2020 The Trump administration has increased its economic pressure on Cuba, reversing the Obama administration’s shift to a more open stance toward the nation that had led to an increase in travel between the two countries. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 30 Oct. 2020 Those who support educational diversity should confront Harvard’s open stance that race diversity is not as important as Harvard’s competitive standing in Ivy League intercollegiate sports. Meghan Liu, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of open stance

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of open stance was in 1909

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13 Jan 2022

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“Open stance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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