More police officers were sent as standbys.
We bought an electric generator as a standby. Verb
no matter how much people object, I will stand by my decision
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Behind him stood an ambulance the military had put on standby, its lights silently flashing.—Max Kim, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 George Ball, chairman of the large private wealth manager Sanders Morris Harris, told Fortune last December that people would regret neglecting the old standby.—Will Daniel, Fortune, 15 Nov. 2023 Southwest has also revamped its Wanna Get Away fare class, which is its base fare, and now allows travelers who purchase that ticket to fly same-day standby for free.—Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 26 Sep. 2023 But perhaps even more common than those is sandalwood, a classic standby that has stood the olfactory test of time for thousands of years.—Garrett Munce, Men's Health, 3 Sep. 2023 To get Asa and Chris-Anne to the scale, keeper Trish Jarvis has blueberries, grapes and apple slices on standby.—Lee Powell, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Where legal, Griffin recommends having a buddy on standby with a net.—Natalie Krebs, Outdoor Life, 15 Nov. 2023 Weddings for as few as 20 or as many as 275 guests are held primarily outdoors in any of six locations (with a tent on standby in case of rain), include a pre-wedding bridal suite, and the option for a mansion reception (up to 75 guests) overlooking the Italian garden.—Kelsy Chauvin, Condé Nast Traveler, 9 Nov. 2023 Course marshals and event officials will also be on standby to assist.—Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 3 Nov. 2023
Many of my memories revolve around the destinations my family visited with our standby privileges, but literally all of my memories include a single piece of luggage: my mom’s rolling backpack.—Kristy Alpert, Travel + Leisure, 21 Oct. 2023 Those with window seats, exit row seats and standby seats will board right after the first and premium classes, followed by those in middle seats, then those in aisle seats.—Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 And standby generators are quieter than their portable counterparts.—Laura Daily, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 Each show has its own system, from lotteries to standby lines, for distributing tickets to the live tapings.—Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 9 June 2023 Probably best just to set your brains to standby mode and focus on the fireworks.—Peter Debruge, Variety, 26 Sep. 2023 Porcelain Tile In terms of classic or standby solutions for basement floors, tile has been a longtime go-to.—Katy Spratte Joyce, ELLE Decor, 31 Aug. 2023 There are several factors to consider before buying a standby generator.—Laura Daily, Washington Post, 29 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile, standby generators can power an entire home, turning on automatically should an outage occur.—Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2023
The new policy was announced Sunday, along with another significant change – United travelers can now fly standby for free on flights departing the day of their travel.—Susan Glaser, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2020 Silver status grants access to the Priority Reservations Waitlist (a waitlist to get a seat in a higher class) and gives travelers higher priority when flying standby.—Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 25 Mar. 2023 Earlier this year, American also eliminated ticketing fees such as charges to fly standby on a same-day domestic flight—which used to cost passengers $75—as well as nixing $150 mileage reinstatement fees for customers who cancel travel originally booked with frequent flier miles.—Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 19 Nov. 2020 These days, hardly anyone is aware of the scientific reasoning behind this playground standby.—Luke D. Fannin, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Feb. 2023 Flying by plane with the Army usually meant flying standby.—Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, 7 May 2021 All customers with flights scheduled for Wednesday may rebook or fly standby within 14 days of their original travel dates without paying any extra fees.—Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2023 On Saturday, players and coaches went to the St. Louis airport at 5 a.m. to try to fly standby.—Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Dec. 2022 Once, while flying standby back from Europe, I was bumped off a flight 41 times in a row. Apologies.—Chuck Wilcoxen, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Nov. 2021
Phillips, of course, stands by the Cartier London Crash.—Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 1 Dec. 2023 The Defense Department stood by its use of the plane in 2015 after one Marine was killed and 21 injured in a crash at a military base in Hawaii.—Patrick Smith, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 Still, perhaps that’s the best way to approach an emotionally heated moment like this one: Keep cool, stand by your employees, stick to your core values, and express real empathy for anyone who is affected.—Peter Vanham, Fortune, 29 Nov. 2023 Israeli military officials stood by while the family members hugged each other.—Brie Stimson, Fox News, 26 Nov. 2023 Whereas some other sports agencies might have kept its distance from such a high-profile scandal, Zamarripa said, his agency stood by its client, Hermoso.—Eduard Cauich, Los Angeles Times, 26 Nov. 2023 Instead of standing by the stove the entire time manually stirring the pot, this self-rotating stirrer can stand on its own and mix at three adjustable levels for a variety of different foods.—Micaela Arnett, Rolling Stone, 24 Nov. 2023 Under the rules that the Court stands by, the Justices have behaved ethically all along.—Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 Publicly, state officials stood by that timeline for most of this week, saying the freeway was likely to reopen in December.—Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2023 See More
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