Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 STAY [location] NP1 STAY [attribute]
The original blade has stayed sharp for hundreds of cuts.
The dress stayed wet after repeated attempts to dry it.
We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati.
You can stay with me while you are in town.
After graduation, she stayed in Cambridge as a student adviser.
I had to stay at home and watch the children.
I stayed with him even when it was obvious that it was not a good relationship.
The statistician who went to UK says he stayed his own man.
This is how cougar stayed his natural color.
They made up after the fight, but the hostility stayed.
The perfume stayed long after she had left.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7
Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 STAY NP2
Please stay the bloodshed.
He has stayed his golden-yoked chariot and horses.
It was pity that stayed his hand.
The judge stayed the execution order.
The egg stayed my hunger, but it wasn't enough.
By a brook the weary hero stayed his path and bathed in the clean water, and there he laid his head to sleep.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6, 9, 11
NOTE: usually used in the idiom "stay one's course" or "stay one's path"
On foreign policy, too, Reagan stayed his course despite heavy pressure.
Whether or not he stayed his course is a matter to consider as he grew and evolved musically.
Young, clear-eyed, true of Heart and true of path; he stayed his path strait and pure for decades.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8
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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10
Commentary: Includes: STAY AWAY, STAY OFF, STAY ON, STAY OVER, STAY PUT, STAY UP
Stay away from this man!
Stay off the premises.
Had I stayed on for another 10 to 15 overs more, it would have been a totally different situation.
The boy's friends were allowed to stay over after the birthday party.
Stay put in the corner here!
Don't stay up so late.
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