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A person who is standing rather than seated, especially in a passenger vehicle.
- ‘The front row of standees pretty much blocks the view of the rest of the orchestra seats from my shoulders down.’
- ‘So each soccer field was likely to have only about 6,000 to 7,000 standees.’
- ‘Every seat in our coach was taken just a few stops down the line. I have no doubt that there were standees at other parts of the train by the time the train got back to OTC.’
- ‘We just departed New York 5 minutes late with every seat filled and a few standees.’
- ‘My coach was 100% occupied leaving Philadelphia, and had standees from Trenton to NYP!’
- ‘Ann never left a choice place at the rail during intermission from a conviction that another standee would take possession by the time she returned.’
- ‘‘I've been waiting for at least 15 minutes,’ said one standee, who quickly added that she had two children.’
- ‘The train stayed full with people getting off and on all the way although I didn't see standees.’
- ‘They casually cut through the line to the surprise of the many standees.’
- ‘There is no doubt however, that they were designed predominantly for standees.’
- ‘Although this train was full, there were no standees in my car that I could see.’
- ‘If the meeting is full, such people may also be standees.’
- ‘On the steps of the Baseball Hall of Fame library before a huge crowd of over 10,000 standees in a large field in Cooperstown, New York, Ted Williams made history again on a July day in 1966.’
- ‘The Westbound trip is a FULL train, no standees, at least in my car, but it was a very full train.’
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