Stand out

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Stand out (third-person singular simple present stands out, present participle standing out, simple past and past participle stood out)

  1. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To be obvious or conspicuous, in contrast to one's surroundings.
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs , The Land That Time Forgot Chapter VIII
      The path led straight across the clearing into another forest, lying upon the verge of which I saw a bit of white. It appeared to stand out in marked contrast and incongruity to all its surroundings, and when I stopped to examine it, I found that it was a small strip of muslin--part of the hem of a garment.

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