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    stand (v)

    Dear teachers,

    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.

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    Re: stand (v)

    Hi Vil

    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

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