stick by

phrasal verb

stuck by; sticking by; sticks by
: to continue to support or be loyal to (someone or something)
The troops stuck by their general to the end.
I promised to support you and I'll stick by my promise.

Examples of stick by in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pair met during their college days in Colorado, and Schneider has stuck by White’s side ever since. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 6 June 2024 If you get stuck by a cactus needle, wash the affected area with soap and water and seek medical attention if any adverse symptoms develop. Tiffany Acosta, The Arizona Republic, 5 June 2024 Keïta has stuck by Gbagbo’s side since then, even denying his friend’s responsibility in crimes committed against Malian migrants. Jean-Philippe Dedieu, Foreign Affairs, 12 Aug. 2013 The agent stuck by his account even after Mr. Menendez’s lawyer, during cross-examination, pressed him and displayed a photograph showing the blazer hanging outside the closet. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, 30 May 2024 Removing the spans of the bridge that collapsed into the water March 26 after being stuck by ship and that are sinking into the bed of the Patapsco River is the most complex task of the cleanup effort, Col. Estee Pinchasin of the Army Corps of Engineers said at a news conference Wednesday. Dillon Mullan, Baltimore Sun, 10 Apr. 2024 Following lawsuits from two former Real Housewives stars, Bravo is sticking by the Watch What Happens Live host, with the late night show among the network's slate of renewals. Lester Fabian Brathwaite,, 10 May 2024 Church has stuck by Wallen through previous scandals as well, remaining a mentor and offering both support and constructive criticism. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2024 Despite reversing her position, McDaniel stuck by her concerns. USA TODAY, 24 Mar. 2024

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“Stick by.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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