stand (v.)
act as, be, hold good as
2H4 III.ii.215[Bullcalf to Bardolph] stand my friend
2H4 III.ii.224[Mouldy to Bardolph] for my old dame's sake stand my friend
2H4 IV.iii.82[Falstaff to Prince John, of himself] when you come to court, stand my good lord in your good report
Cor II.iii.189.1[Brutus to Citizens, of Coriolanus] Standing your friendly lord [i.e. acting on your behalf as]
E3 IV.v.91[King John to Charles] thy licence lies in me, / And my constraint stands the excuse for thee
KL II.i.39.1[Edmund to Gloucester, of Edgar] conjuring the moon / To stand auspicious mistress
Tit I.i.20[Marcus to Saturninus and Bassianus] the people of Rome, for whom we stand / A special party
TS I.ii.153[Lucentio as Cambio to Gremio] I'll ... stand you so assured, / As firmly as yourself were still in place
TS IV.iv.21[Tranio as Lucentio to Pedant as Vincentio] I pray you stand good father to me now
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