stance

(redirected from stances)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

stance

A body position.

stance

A body position. See Pugilistic stance.
References in periodicals archive ?
Al-Mytah said to the Jordanian news agency Petra that Jordan still calls for a political solution and has been doing so since the beginning of the crisis in Syria, adding that this stance seeks to preserve unity and stability in Syria, in addition to rejecting intervention in the its internal affairs.
Every stance is a wound suffered by one party or one sect, and every response is an attempt to stir up the wound that only deserves condemnation and criticism.
1-2: The first defensive alignment is called "Smother" since it has every defender playing his man in somewhat of a pressure stance. The defender on the opposing Trigger (X4) plays him aggressively with his hands up to discourage quick long throws, while still harassing all in-bounds passes.
However, if I can show that the purported costs of the Modest Claim that I focus on here are exaggerated, and that purported successes in accounting for reasons of mere taste without an appeal to stances are less successful than purported, then I think it quite unlikely that the costs mentioned above should sway us from a view that incorporates the Modest Claim.
Here we will assume the new shooter is using the straightforward isosceles stance. As she raises the sights to be on target, she leans waaaaay back, as if to get the gun as far away from her face as possible.
Once Leatherslap evolved into the Southwest Combat Pistol League, the Weaver stance became the stance of choice; it was proven to be superior, and not just in the walk-and-draw contests of Leatherslap.
"There is a strong need for a unified stance within the GCC on everything related to the security and stability of the countries in the region.
In the same context, Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday its full support for the Saudi stance of not accepting the seat, adding that the decision is a clear message in addressing the international double standards on Arab issues.
The division pitted western countries that do not want to remain silent about what is happening in Syria against other states, which are calling for non-intervention - some of them have accepted the Syrian regime's stance that the reason for the "security solution" to the protests is the existence of armed gangs in the ranks of the opposition, despite the peaceful nature of their protests.
This study closely examined the stated and implicit philosophical stances of student teacher supervisors from their own perspectives as well as from the perspectives of the student teachers with whom they worked.
He commended, in a press conference held in Sharm Al-Sheikh, Egypt's opening Rafah border crossing and the Egyptian stances in support of our people, affirming that lifting the economic blockade off Gaza requires opening all Israeli crossings surrounding Gaza.
BKIRKI: Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's political adviser delivered to Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir on Tuesday a message of appreciation and friendship for his firm national stance. Daoud al-Sayegh, who visited Sfeir in Bkirki, said he delivered to the patriarch "a message of appreciation, friendship and goodwill for his firm and constructive national stances." On behalf of Hariri, Sayegh also lauded Sfeir for his defense of democracy in Lebanon and call for respect for constitutional norms.