Sentence Examples with the word standing

Gabriel put the gems away and looked up to see her slight frame standing beside the sarcophagus.

This rise and fall of Walden at long intervals serves this use at least; the water standing at this great height for a year or more, though it makes it difficult to walk round it, kills the shrubs and trees which have sprung up about its edge since the last rise--pitch pines, birches, alders, aspens, and others--and, falling again, leaves an unobstructed shore; for, unlike many ponds and all waters which are subject to a daily tide, its shore is cleanest when the water is lowest.

The prow of the boat is partially unbroken, and is drawn just balancing upon the monster's spine; and standing in that prow, for that one single incomputable flash of time, you behold an oarsman, half shrouded by the incensed boiling spout of the whale, and in the act of leaping, as if from a precipice.

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The court party became the Loyalist party, standing for law as against rebellion, monarchy and the union of the empire as against republicanism; the popular party became the patriot party, determined to stand on its rights at any cost.

We're the Guardians charged with standing between vamps like Xander and humans he preys on, Jule started.

The young officer standing in the gateway, as if hesitating whether to enter or not, clicked his tongue.

But I glance up and this little shit, who looked to be about twelve, is standing on a rock about fifty feet away, laughing his ass off.

The objections which have been brought against a standing army, and they are many and weighty, and deserve to prevail, may also at last be brought against a standing government.

He was standing in front of the mirror in his jeans and an athletic undershirt, shaving with a disposable razor.

In the darkness of the night one of the servants noticed, above the high body of a coach standing before the porch, the small glow of another fire.