Definition of Stay on

1. Verb. Continue in a place, position, or situation. "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"

Exact synonyms: Continue, Remain, Stay
Generic synonyms: Be
Specialized synonyms: Abide, Bide, Stay, Hold Over
Derivative terms: Continuation, Stay

Definition of Stay on

1. Verb. (idiomatic) to continue in a place or situation, while others leave. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stay On

stay at
stay at home
stay away
stay behind
stay fresh
stay in
stay in place
stay of execution
stay off
stay on (current term)
stay over
stay put
stay the course
stay the distance
stay the night
stay together
stay tuned
stay up

Literary usage of Stay on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"His latest labour was the editing of the Latin poems of his friend Benedict Stay on the philosophy of Descartes, with scientific annotations and ..."

2. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1879)
""Did you stay on purpose?" we all asked him at pretty much one and the same time. "I did stay on purpose," said he; "but I did not expect to stay but a ..."

3. John L. Stoddard's Lectures by John Lawson Stoddard (1898)
"In fact, during my stay on the Alhambra Hill, a great excitement was caused one morning by the declaration of a French gentleman that he had been dogged by ..."

4. AnthemsChoruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with organ (1908)
"Sor - row and pain may cloud our way, Yet shall they not our FÜLL. constant hope we stay, on . . Thee ! 3=3^ * €'• * Sor - row and pain may cloud our way, ..."

5. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, & Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans, Edith R. Hall (1849)
"They were advised by the most moderate persons in power, to stay on their farms, except going to their particular meetings. We met with none of these cruel ..."

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