Standby in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Standby

the state of waiting for a secure spot

Examples of Standby in a sentence

Because he didn’t purchase a ticket in advance, the standby passenger had to wait to find out if there was an extra seat available.  🔊

The couple was placed on standby for thirty minutes and finally seated after a booth came open in the busy restaurant.  🔊

As a standby actress, the understudy was responsible for learning her lines in case the main performer didn’t show up.  🔊

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