Example sentences for: standby

How can you use “standby” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Better a neat lie than a sloppy truth hints how rhyme, that proverbial standby, can get the better of reality.

  • Like a thinking man's Johnny Apple, he surveys various Kennedy and Johnson hacks--even tracking down that familiar standby, the unnamed "Washington veteran"--and reaps a harvest of self-congratulatory harrumphing along the lines of "I come from an era when loyalty and gratitude were regally honored," not like these young whippersnappers, etc.

  • standby costs incurred while construction is either stopped or slowed to incorporate changes;

  • ) Decent interval , another modern standby, is an interval whose length no mechanical or atomic clock can measure; the only instrumentation that works is emotional.

  • As for getting your manuscript back, it's pretty clear that Jane isn't going to ask, and you don't want to, so let's try Prudie's standby: a lawyer letter.


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