stand down

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  • He was then named captain, although he stood down as captain in May.
  • The members of the council stand down every three years and a new council is appointed.
  • However he had to stand down because of ill health and died in April.
  • Is that me, or is this me, this small person standing down here on the stage?
  • In December of the same year, she stood down as chair of the board.
  • I wanted to see you standing down there once more. Cited from Aftermath, by James Lane Allen
  • The run-off election was called off as both remaining candidates agreed to stand down.
  • Some troops stood down and many senior officers were away for the weekend.
  • He stood down as captain midway through his only season at the club.
  • However, after just one season in charge, Smith decided to stand down as head coach.
  • He took one with great pleasure, and was content to stand down to eat it. Cited from The Diary and Letters of Madam D'Arblay Volume 3
  • After about six hours of waiting Charles ordered his troops to stand down and return to camp.
  • Shepherd has announced that he is to stand down at the next general election.
  • She is standing down at the next election.
  • It could be launched on need if there was a problem and if not, it would be stood down.
  • However, five hours before transmission they were told to stand down.
  • He also stood down from the House of Commons on the following day.
  • He held his seat until he stood down at the 1900 general election.
  • Other parties and groups, including Labour, were asked to stand down again in the national interest.
  • He required surgery and never fully recovered his health, standing down from parliament that year.
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