Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the verb in bold in the following sentences?
I shook my head. I could barely stand to think of it.
He informed me that she could hardly stand to look or talk to me because I reminded her of him so much.
stand = endure
Last edited by vil; 24-Jul-2011 at 12:23.
Maybe the word "bare" could be used as a better direct replacement for "stand" in these cases.
"Endure" doesn't quite work as a direct replacement.
Hope this helps