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1‘his standing in the community’
status, rank, ranking, position, social position, station, level, footing, place
repute, reputation, estimation, stature
archaic condition, degree, report
2‘the departmental records officer was a person of some standing’
seniority, rank, eminence, prominence, prestige, reputation, good reputation, repute, stature, esteem, illustriousness, importance, account, consequence, influence, weight, sway, distinction, renown, note, notability, noteworthiness
3‘a squabble of long standing’
duration, existence, continuance, endurance, length of time, life, validity
upright, erect, vertical, plumb, upended, on end, rearing, perpendicular
on one's feet
not yet reaped
flat, lying down, seated
stagnant, still, motionless, immobile, inert, lifeless, dead, slack, static, stationary
3‘a standing invitation’
permanent, perpetual, everlasting, continuing, abiding, constant, fixed, indefinite, open-ended
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