stand back

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Synonyms for stand back

stand away from an object or person

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He ate the white paint off and when you stand back at a certain distance you can see that it is a beautiful picture of a horse going over a fence.
Instead, you have to stand back and look at your life and work objectively and ask, 'What am I going to stop doing so that I have enough time to do the most important things in my life and work?
What's unusual about Burroughs, however, is his ability to stand back and observe his own life--he's also the author of Running With Scissors, the harrowing yet hilarious account of his extremely traumatic childhood--without succumbing to sentimentality or dispensing trite recovery homilies.
How can we, black people of America, who have suffered so much under the iron heel of progress, stand back and allow people to starve and die as silently and unheralded as our own ancestors did on those slave ships so many years ago?
FIREFIGHTERS were forced to stand back and watch a car being destroyed by fire today because they could not get close enough to douse it.
The Anglican Journal is editorially independent precisely because the church needs and wants a voice that can stand back and, sometimes, be critical.
Such a move sends a clear signal to the region's leaders: Stand back and let us get things done the old way.
We have to stand back sometimes and try to be aware of where it is leading us in our personal lives.
This is your opportunity to stand back with an objective eye and evaluate yourself the way a coach would.
Court of Appeals had reached out for the case prior to Judge Jackson's ruling it will now stand back and wait for a Supreme Court decision on whether to hear the case directly, or send it back to the USCA for further briefing and decision.
Once that's accomplished, a scientist can stand back and let the body take over.
Folk all colored from pale and yellow to midnight blue-black never just stand back and watch they gon' say it how they see it how they feel 'bout everything and then some from roaches to do-rags from daddy-do right to David Ku-Klux Duke to sisters wringing the barest budget for another meal So, here's a taste begun in a roux sauteed in lines like "trust a man as far as you can see him 'cause you know stiff stuff don't have no conscience"
We should provide as much genuine humanitarian aid as we can and then stand back and hold the jackets while the Libyans sort out their country for themselves.