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

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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.
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 conscious people cannot be fooled by the support of the falsehood as lie has no legs to stand upon.
As President of the United States, you can create common ground for all American citizens to stand upon.
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.
With NCC now up and running, we have a second 'leg' to stand upon in terms of cash flow sources.
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.
So many have not had the chance to venture far from home, to stand upon the sand and see a great ocean stretch on to the horizon; to look upward at the face of a mountain and not able to quite see to its peak above the clouds; to experience the vastness of the Arctic.