Stand and Stance

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Stand and Stance :

When you courageously resist opposing forces, you take—or make—a stand.

The metaphor is a military one, with the defending forces refusing to flee from the attacker.

Your stance, on the other hand, is just your position—literal or figurative—which may not be particularly militant.

A golfer wanting to improve her drives may adopt a different stance, or your stance on cojack may be that it doesn’t belong on a gourmet cheese platter.

But if you organize a group to force the neighbors to get rid of the hippo they’ve tethered in their front yard, you’re taking a stand.

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