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Synonyms for stand still

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  1. stand still(verb)

    remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile

    "Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by"


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  1. Van Beurden:

    The divest campaign, or Keep it in the Ground or the carbon bubble, ignore reality that 80 percent of the investment in the industry has to be done just to stand still to arrest decline. It is a red herring, it is a very seductive argument and that is why it catches on, but it is a red herring.

  2. Prashant Agarwal:

    Life is so miserable, even though we always try to live well, live in peace, live happily, but suddenly all goes in vain, as any uneven situation if arises, brings us in an unusual state. Mostly, we try to resist, we ignore & we fight to get out of it, and we put our best efforts towards it, but fear still remains the same, even though if everything comes out well. This fear which always keeps on revolving in mind, the fear of what will happen, if this will happen, and a fear of if this will not happen, then what will happen creates a lot of nuisance within. Such thoughts create an extravaganza of different instances, which has not yet happened, neither experienced, but since the negative forces have such impacts that to create a shield against it becomes a challenge. So it is important to understand, that to create a meaningful life is not easy, neither possible without fear, and to live in fear without thinking about the situations is also not possible. The best possibility is to live consciously and plan effectively, so that in any such situations, instead of screaming with fear, we should stand still and face it.

  3. Richard Baum:

    I just think we can't stand still, the sorting problem is so huge that we need better quality data earlier.

  4. Chinese Proverb:

    Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.

  5. Jim:

    Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.


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