Standby in a sentence

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Definition of Standby

  • something that can be relied on when needed
  • an actor able to replace a regular performer when required

How to use standby in a sentence. Standby pronunciation.

He and my old standby, Billy Loutit, did virtually all the handling of that big boat.
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When he had been with Ament little more than a year Sam had become office favorite and chief standby.
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Miss Gillespie, the Secretary of the Boston Women's Trade Union League, has been for years its main standby.
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The IMF provided a one-year standby arrangement in 1994-95, a three-year Enhanced Financing Facility (EFF) at near commercial rates beginning in late 1995, and stand-by credit of $119 million in October 2000.
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Bucharest hopes to receive financial and technical assistance from international financial institutions and Western governments; negotiations over a new IMF standby agreement are to begin early in 2001.
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The IMF suspended Uzbekistan's $185 million standby arrangement in late 1996 because of governmental steps that made impossible fulfillment of Fund conditions.
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You can get it anywhere-it is an old standby.
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Ordinarily, too, in such an emergency there would at once have arisen a demand for the chaplain, who had come to be recognised as a great standby in times of need such as this.
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The experiences of the war have shown in conclusive fashion that while sea-going and sea-keeping torpedo destroyers are indispensable, and fast lightly armed and armored cruisers very useful, yet that the main reliance, the main standby, in any navy worthy the name must be the great battle ships, heavily armored and heavily gunned.
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He sticks to the old standbys.
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It befalls, therefore, as I was told on most excellent authority, that when the editor of a live London daily finds the local grist to be dull and uninteresting reading he straightway cables to his American correspondent or his Paris correspondent-these two being his main standbys for sensations-asking, if his choice falls on the man in America, for a snappy dispatch, say, about an American train smash-up, or a Nature freak, or a scandal in high society with a rich man mixed up in it.
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When the Pupils tacked the old standby, "Resolved, that Education is better than Riches," he could tremolo on the Affirmative one week and then reverberate for the Negative one week later, never doubting his own Sincerity at any stage of the Game.
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Examples of Standby

Example #1
Any one travelling in that country should secure Yum if they can.
Example #2
Yum (William), Freesay; the best of the lot; a bright, cheerful, intelligent, strong Indian, boy.
Example #3
Whatever required intelligence and care and imagination was given to Sam Clemens.
Example #4
This is good testimony, without doubt.
Example #5
Working in cooeperation with the young president, Miss Julia O'Connor, of the Telephone Operators, her influence in the labor movement is an important factor in the Massachusetts situation.
Example #6
Mrs. D.W. Knefler, of St. Louis, did pioneering work for girlish trade unionism in that conservative city.