To stand upon

To concern; to interest
To value; to esteem
To insist on; to attach much importance to; as, to stand upon security; to stand upon ceremony.
- Ray.
To attack; to assault.

See also: Stand, Stand, Stand, Stand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
The poet, that beautified the sect, that was otherwise inferior to the rest, saith yet excellently well: It is a pleasure, to stand upon the shore, and to see ships tossed upon the sea; a pleasure, to stand in the window of a castle, and to see a battle, and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth
Curiously do they exert themselves, like an elephant which endeavoureth to stand upon its head.
It would have been foolish to stand upon our dignity in a place where there was hardly room to stand upon our feet, so we did nothing of the sort.
'A dreadful place to come on in the dark!' exclaimed the child, who had followed the old man's looks and words until she seemed to stand upon its brink.
Next, I was returning home, but found myself unable to stand upon my feet.
The plot of a family's stories vary from wall to wall, class to class, place to place, but the major pillars are similarly erect, they all need a surface to stand upon, they all carry roof upon their heads.
The conscious people of Pakistan would totally reject such elements in general elections because a lie has no legs to stand upon. He said that faces of the elements engaged in the politics of accusations had been fully exposed before the people because the claimants of change had not given anything to people except hollow slogans.
HE Mohamed Dhaen Al Hamli unveiled a commemorative plaque at the site, engraved with the name Baheen Tower and Mohamed Nasr Abdeen, CEO, Union National Bank lead the tour around the building to stand upon the different facilities and services available onsite.
"He was a unique and generous spirit and those of us fortunate to stand upon his shoulders will be forever grateful.
We do not need emotional people, who just raise slogans and shout, but when the time comes to stand upon something firm, they cannot do so, they waver.