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    Post Stand, Hold

    "The lower court ruling still stands/holds."
    "The century-old law still stands/holds."
    "The offer to buy the car still stands/holds."
    "After a review by the officials, the result of the game stands/holds."

    Could "stand" or "hold" be more appropriate in some sentences?

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    Re: Stand, Hold

    I have a personal preference for "stands" in all of these sentences, actually. "Hold" often means to contain. For example:
    This book holds the secret to finding the perfect used car.

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