definition 1: the physical position of the body, especially while standing.
example: He saw his mother’s angry stance and headed quickly up the stairs.
example: She’s a good hitter despite her awkward batting stance.
definition 2: the opinions or attitude of a person with regard to something.
example: Do you agree with his stance on the immigration issue?
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun stance (definition 2)
VERB + stance: take a ~, adopt a ~, maintain one’s ~, shift one’s~, soften one’s ~, change one’s ~, modify one’s ~, reconsider one’s ~
stance + PREPOSITION:
- ~ on (e,g., the politician’s stance on education reform; the Pope’s stance on contraception)
- ~ toward (e.g., The two nations seem to be changing their stance toward each other)
- ~ against (They have always taken a strong stance against the death penalty)