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 for stance
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stance \Stance\ (st[a^]ns), n. [OF. estance. See Stanza.]
     1. A stanza. [Obs.] --Chapman.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A station; a position; a site. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Golf, Baseball) The position of a player's feet, relative
        to each other and to the ball, when he is making a stroke
        or at bat.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
     4. the mental attitude, position, or approach a person adopts
        in respect to something.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: standing posture
      2: a rationalized mental attitude [syn: position, stance,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "stance":
     affect, affectivity, affirmance, affirmation, air, allegation,
     announcement, annunciation, assertion, asseveration, assumption,
     attitude, averment, avouchment, avowal, bearing, beck, beckon,
     body language, brow, carriage, cast, cast of countenance, charade,
     chironomy, climate of opinion, color, common belief,
     community sentiment, complexion, conceit, concept, conception,
     conclusion, consensus gentium, consideration, countenance, creed,
     dactylology, deaf-and-dumb alphabet, declaration, demeanor,
     deportment, dictum, dumb show, emotion, emotivity, enunciation,
     estimate, estimation, ethos, eye, face, facial appearance, favor,
     feature, features, feeling, feeling tone, foothold, footing,
     footplate, footrail, footrest, garb, general belief, gesticulation,
     gesture, gesture language, guise, hand signal, hold, idea,
     impression, ipse dixit, judgment, kinesics, lights, lineaments,
     lines, locus standi, looks, manifesto, mental attitude, mien, mind,
     motion, movement, mystique, notion, observation, opinion,
     pantomime, perch, personal judgment, physiognomy, point of view,
     poise, popular belief, port, pose, position, position paper,
     positive declaration, posture, predicate, predication, presence,
     presumption, prevailing belief, proclamation, profession,
     pronouncement, proposition, protest, protestation, psychology,
     public belief, public opinion, purchase, reaction, say, say-so,
     saying, sentiment, shrug, sight, sign language, stand, standing,
     standing place, standpoint, statement, theory, thinking, thought,
     toehold, traits, turn, utterance, view, viewpoint, visage, vouch,
     way of thinking, word

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