Happiness is the state or condition of being happy.
We must keep our armed forces in a constant state of readiness.
She meditates to achieve a higher state of being.
The building is in such a sorry state that it's hardly worth fixing.
water in a gaseous state
the solid and liquid states
the member states of the United Nations Security Council Verb
The lawyer will state the facts of the case.
He stated his name in full.
I was merely stating an opinion.
“This is a difficult situation,” he stated simply.
Please state the purpose of your visit.
I'd like to state for the record that I disagree with the board's decision.
For the reasons stated above, I hereby withdraw from the competition.
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Recent Examples on the Web
No lesser standard, given the current state of the franchise, is acceptable.—Bryce Miller, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Nov. 2023 The active recall of the affected cantaloupes, which has affected people in 32 states so far, was first issued on Nov. 17.—Melissa Rudy, Fox News, 25 Nov. 2023 The number of chases across Texas has gone up sharply starting in 2021, when Gov. Greg Abbott began a program known as Operation Lone Star and sent thousands of state police officers to patrol the area around the border.—J. David Goodman Verónica G. Cárdenas, New York Times, 24 Nov. 2023 In an emotional scene on the day of her state funeral in September 2022, Sandy and Muick were brought out to watch the arrival of the Queen’s coffin to Windsor Castle ahead of the committal service at St. George’s Chapel.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 This jelly treatment is infused with squalene and Japanese peach to bring your lips back to a supple, hydrated state.—Malia Griggs, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 The 10 other states that ban chickens packed in cages — ranging from California to Utah to Rhode Island — represent a small portion of the nation’s egg producers, even though by 2026, nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population will live in states with such bans, according to USDA projections.—Erin Cox, Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2023 Their focus will continue to be on the fight in Montana and Ohio while also flipping seats in five presidential battleground states: Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.—Isabella Murray, ABC News, 24 Nov. 2023 By some estimates, this pollution episode reduces Delhi’s gross state product by 1%.—Nives Dolsak and Aseem Prakash, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023
Officials stated that both men died at the scene after Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of shots fired in the area.—Stepheny Price, Fox News, 26 Nov. 2023 And Israel has openly stated that its goal is to take out Hamas and Hamas' control of Gaza.—Nbc Universal, NBC News, 26 Nov. 2023 In addition to granting Palmer temporary sole physical and legal custody of Leo, the temporary restraining order states that Jackson is not allowed to have visitation with his son, with a hearing set for Dec. 5 to determine further action on the temporary arrangement.—Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 The Californian’s own story on the appellate decision states the newspaper will not pursue an appeal at the California Supreme Court because the case would be unlikely to be reviewed and because of the outsize expense.—Jeremy Childs, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 The lawsuit states that the winner is seeking an injunction from a judge and at least $100,000 in damages.—CBS News, 22 Nov. 2023 The Israeli government and multiple Israeli officials have stated publicly that after the brief pause, the Israeli military will continue the war in Gaza.—Victoria Beaule, ABC News, 22 Nov. 2023 When reached by Pitchfork, Alan S. Gutman, an attorney for Axl Rose, stated:
Simply put, this incident never happened.—Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 22 Nov. 2023 In a press release issued on Sunday, the 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office stated that Brown, 34, served as an instructor pilot for the 58th Fighter Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.—Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English stat, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French estat, from Latin status, from stare to stand — more at stand