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1In its present condition.‘there are no merits in the Bill as it stands’
- ‘The law as it stands puts the home-owner defending his property and the burglar violating it on exactly the same footing.’
- ‘But the law as it stands also proposes to outlaw all smoking in theatres - including on the stage.’
- ‘The scheme as it stands is a well considered response that pays enormous respect to the building.’
- ‘The text as it stands unquestionably lacks many of the qualities that make its predecessors so great.’
- ‘As it stands the movie is a waste of time.’
- 1.1 In the present circumstances.‘the country would struggle, as it stands, to host the next World Cup’
- ‘And it is certain that, as things stand, thousands of trade unionists - believing that Europe has nothing to offer them - will just not bother to vote at all.’
- ‘But as things stand, it appears that we are still far from accepting to work together as political parties.’
- ‘He speculates that, as things stand, the victims and the media are left to speculate on the precise motives of the perpetrators.’
- ‘The problem is that, as things stand, it is often not until someone has had an accident that a potential problem with his or her driving is picked up.’
- ‘I am awaiting an assessment of the injuries, but, as things stand, we are very depleted.’
- ‘But, as things stand, I am having to rely on my parents for financial assistance.’
- ‘He insists that, as things stand, he has no intention of leaving, but should Middlesbrough fail to come up with a better offer, he will have to.’
- ‘Whichever way one looks at it, there is no denying that as things stand now, the state of the liquor trading sector leaves much to be desired.’
- ‘However, as things stand, works remain in copyright in the U.K. for 70 years after the death of their author.’
- ‘Yet as things stand, a child removed from home and made a ward of the state often languishes, until the age of eighteen, in a foster care system based on temporary care.’
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