stanch vs staunch

stanch staunch


  • 1) obsolete That which stanches or checks.
  • 2) A flood gate by which water is accumulated, for floating a boat over a shallow part of a stream by its release.
  • 3) A flood-gate in a river for accumulating a head of water to float boats over shallows; a weir. See stank.
  • 4) That which stanches; that which quenches or allays.
  • 5) Firm in principle; constant and zealous; loyal; hearty; steady; steadfast.
  • 6) Strong and tight; sound; firm.
  • 7) obsolete Close; secret; private.
  • 8) transitive To stop the flow of.
  • 9) transitive To prop; to make stanch, or strong.
  • 10) Strong;firm.
  • 11) Tostop;cease.
  • 12) To cease, as the flowing of blood.
  • 13) To stop the flow of blood from (a wound).
  • 14) To stop or check the flow of (blood or tears, for example).
  • 15) To stop, check, or allay.
  • 16) obsolete To extinguish; to quench, as fire or thirst.
  • 17) To prop; to make stanch, or strong.
  • 18) To stop the flowing of, as blood; to check; also, to stop the flowing of blood from.


  • 1) dependable, persistent
  • 2) loyal, trustworthy, reliable, outstanding
  • 3) Firm and steadfast; loyal or true. synonym: faithful.
  • 4) Having a strong or substantial construction or constitution.
  • 5) transitive To stop the flow of (blood).
  • 6) transitive To stop, check, or deter an action.
  • 7) stop the flow of a liquid
  • 8) Seestanch,etc.


  • 1) That went on forever, me telling him to hang on, trying to stanch the blood.
  • 2) She fell to her knees and tried to stanch it with her hands, but the blood poured through her fingers.
  • 3) All of them say the same thing, that stanch is the more common verbal spelling and that staunch is the more common adjectival spelling, but that the two are interchangeable.
  • 4) And at his call the stanch hearts unite into one great, strong heart, deep and sensitive as a silver bell not yet cast.
  • 5) I believe she could have a great charity, that no evil-doing would dismay her: "stanch" sums her up.
  • 6) However, given their poor track record in maintaining, let alone growing, their market share, it seems unlikely that mainline Protestant congregations such as the UCC will stanch the flow of young people out of religion.
  • 7) SINGAPORE—A rise in Japan's shares led most Asian stock markets higher Friday, as the Group of Seven industrialized nations agreed to a coordinated intervention to stanch the yen's recent surge, providing some relief as the nation grapples with last week's crippling earthquake and a continuing nuclear crisis.
  • 8) As non-executive chairman, Mr. Smale served as a corporate architect while Mr. Smith worked to stanch losses of $11 million a day.
  • 9) The news comes as the city and state governments are getting traction in their efforts to generate more high-skilled technology and help stanch the anticipated loss to the economy of thousands of finance jobs.
  • 10) Fail to stanch the flow of illegal aliens across the Mexican-United States border.


  • 1) He was a staunch defender of the independence of bar and bench from executive and political interference.
  • 2) He has become a staunch defender of his adopted home.
  • 3) The starch in the potato should help staunch the sap flow.
  • 4) The bandages rapidly staunch blood flow and also reduce infection and scarring.
  • 5) This staunch defence came a month after she was forced to deny problems in her marriage.
  • 6) These staunch defenders of democratic values should know this weekend that the thoughts of their allies are with them.
  • 7) To be a staunch and vocal ally at an historical turning point is the first requirement of an enduring relationship.
  • 8) He is a staunch defender of all things Swedish.
  • 9) Paramedics spent 15 minutes treating the man at the scene and trying to staunch the flow of blood.
  • 10) He mounts a staunch defence.
  • 11) Not that a minor sonic adjustment will staunch the flow of tears in cinemas screening One Day.
  • 12) He was also a staunch opponent of apartheid South Africa.
  • 13) Do not give in to the temptation (stemming from your own discomfort) to staunch the flow of tears.
  • 14) The 51-year-old is likely to impress Washington with an impeccable track record on human rights and her staunch defence of media freedom.
  • 15) Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be called upon to staunch a splendid flow of blood, and dress a wonderful wound.
  • 16) While the krona in Iceland still has its staunch defenders, voices demanding its demise in favour of the euro grow louder by the day.
  • 17) Her idea of being a "great American" (a label staunch conservatives like Coulter, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh bestow on each other) is to proudly wear her homophobia and racial and religious intolerance on her sleeve like a badge of honor.
  • 18) Summary: Although staunch is the most common spelling of the adjective meaning “firm” and stanch is the most common spelling of the verb meaning “stop (the flow)”, both spellings are acceptable for both meanings.
  • 19) Nonetheless, even those in staunch opposition are usually won over once Ferret works his furry [...] 2 April 2010, 0: 57 am
  • 20) A former member of the Arlington School Board and the Arlington County Board, who served as a representative on the Metro board, Whipple, 70, has been known as a staunch advocate of public transit and the environment.
  • 21) Menino was described as a "staunch opponent" of the retailer.
  • 22) "I needed to do what's best for my family," she said Tuesday, adding that she and her 30-year-old husband, Jason, remain staunch Obama supporters.
  • 23) Appointed to Morals Court in 1926, she became known as a staunch advocate of women's rights and used her position to protect the needs of women and families, publicly arguing that abandonment be treated as a felony and that grounds for divorce be made more difficult for the man.
  • 24) ‘Although their commitments to Hull meant they were unable to take up an active role with York, Stabler remains a staunch supporter of the Wasps.’
  • 25) ‘Denmark's government is a staunch supporter of the Bush administration and has committed troops to Iraq and Afghanistan.’
  • 26) ‘Dr. Haloburdo is described as a dedicated, quiet, staunch supporter of baccalaureate education for nurses.’
  • 27) ‘In recent years, Bulgaria proved to be a loyal and staunch ally to the US, which was further deepened with our full-fledged NATO membership.’
  • 28) ‘As a headteacher, she had loyal friends and staunch critics as she strove to give the girls of St. Louise's Comprehensive College a better start in life.’
  • 29) ‘Michael McGloin from the Garrafrauns area, a staunch supporter of Manchester United, attended their recent league game against Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford.’
  • 30) ‘House of Representative Republican from Philadelphia, Curt Weldon, is a staunch supporter of missile defence and a member of the powerful Armed Services Committee.’
  • 31) ‘Noel had special words of thanks for their main sponsor for the marathon, John Curley of Curley Quality Foods, who is a native of Kilconly and a staunch supporter of the Foundation for some years.’
  • 32) ‘Mr Sykes, for many years a staunch Conservative supporter, turned his back on the party believing its stance on Europe was not tough enough in defence of the pound, Britain's sovereignty and economy.’
  • 33) ‘Edwin Morgan, in the Glasgow nursing home where he now lives, is Scotland's foremost contemporary poet - and a staunch supporter of independence.’
  • 34) ‘Two actors, who are staunch supporters of Roh, stirred the party by saying that there were many candidates for parliamentary seats who were not matched with the Uri Party's platform.’
  • 35) ‘A staunch Putin supporter, he said: ‘The President will make us great again, just like in the time of the Soviet Union.’’
  • 36) ‘A staunch Wicklow supporter he has been scarified for hoisting the Dublin colours in Balto, not a sneer at his roots, but his admiration for the capital county.’
  • 37) ‘This competition is sponsored annually by Canon Sean Collier, former Parish Priest of Borris in Ossory and staunch supporter of the billiard club.’
  • 38) ‘Mr Todd, a staunch Leeds United supporter for 50 years, had gone to his local, the Jolly Sailor, at Cawood, to watch Leeds play Manchester United.’
  • 39) ‘Spain, which is hosting the conference and whose Prime Minister Jose-Maria Aznar was a staunch supporter of the war, will pledge $293m.’
  • 40) ‘Rabbi Jaffe also paid tribute to Mr Williams whom, he said, had been a staunch supporter of the school from the outset and a retirement gift was presented to Mr Williams on behalf of the school.’
  • 41) ‘Mr. Roy, who has been a staunch supporter of Mr. Deo in providing succour to Parkinson's victims, translated the speech for the audience.’
  • 42) ‘They are staunch supporters of Manchester United.’
  • 43) ‘He has links with prominent politicians and he has been a staunch supporter of the new man Putin since well before his ascension to the Prime Minister's position.’
  • 44) ‘The hospital had been alerted and by the time we got there the doctor was already waiting outside for us and we went straight into the emergency room where they staunched the blood flow.’
  • 45) ‘After the physio had tried to staunch the flow of blood to the head wound, he called for an ambulance to get Abrazu into hospital.’
  • 46) ‘She was dangerously close to a coma when the ambulance got there, but they managed to staunch the blood flow enough to move her to the hospital.’
  • 47) ‘Four were carrying a large white-swathed bundle, while the other four desperately attempted to staunch the flow of blood from various wounds.’
  • 48) ‘The master-thief put a hand to his wound again in a half-hearted attempt to staunch the blood flow.’
  • 49) ‘His smaller arms clasped at the oozing wounds on his back to staunch the flow of blood.’
  • 50) ‘In the process of powerfully meeting the lively Hakan Yakin's free-kick he butted Choi Jin-cheul's head and both players needed lengthy treatment to stanch the flow of blood.’
  • 51) ‘Elizabeth was there already, trying to staunch the flow of blood from the wound in Carl's chest.’
  • 52) ‘Paramedics said Mr Wardle would have died had it not been for the actions of a quick-thinking neighbour who staunched the flow of blood from a stab wound in his shoulder.’
  • 53) ‘I was trying to staunch the flow of blood from his wound, which was a massive wound to his left forehead, and keep him from moving.’
  • 54) ‘After the initial incisions are made, robotic arms wielding a tiny camera and surgical tools make the snips, stanch the blood flow, and sew up inside when all is done.’
  • 55) ‘Bystanders staunched the flow of blood with towels and an apron.’
  • 56) ‘But few in Khartoum, including western diplomats and local human rights activists, are convinced that such a move would staunch the flow of either oil or blood.’
  • 57) ‘Bending double, he pressed one hand over the other, trying to staunch the hot flow of blood.’
  • 58) ‘I don't think, if the goal was to end his drop in the polls or at least staunch the flow from his wounds, that he accomplished it.’
  • 59) ‘Faithfully applied, the court's ruling may be helping to staunch the flow of questionable science.’
  • 60) ‘Russell scrubbed angrily at his cheeks, trying to staunch the flow of tears.’
  • 61) ‘Three years ago, in an effort to stanch the alarming flow of failed R&D projects, Pfizer dispatched 600 of its top scientists to determine why so many compounds flunked in clinical trials.’
  • 62) ‘Spam has become such a menace to the Internet that the Federal Trade Commission should take swift steps to stanch the flow of bulk e-mail, three consumer groups said Wednesday.’
  • 63) ‘Many universities scaled back their distance education business plans to stanch the flow of red ink.’
  • 64) ‘Schilling wasn't alone in being willing to spill a little blood to staunch an ancient wound.’
  • 65) ‘Unless I staunch this wound now, I'll leave a trail from here to the bathroom, and this was not what my wife was expecting to see when she came home.’
  • 66) ‘With the tail of my t-shirt, I staunched the wound on my forehead, which I hadn't noticed until the blood dribbled into my eyes.’
  • 67) ‘Rathnir had already staunched the wound on her torso and seemed to have been ready to bandage it when Bleandol entered.’
  • 68) ‘She tore it into sections, oblivious to the stares she received toward her black lace bra, and tried to staunch his wounds with the fabric.’
  • 69) ‘After staunching the wound and waiting for the bleeding to slow down, she looked at him.’
  • 70) ‘They tried to staunch the wound and keep her alive but she stayed them.’
  • 71) ‘Running in with your guns blazing will only leave Sam bleeding profusely with no ammunition, no medical kits to staunch the wounds and plenty of lights fully turned on.’
  • 72) ‘Derek walked through them, teaching the unwounded how to treat each other for shock, how to staunch a wound or tourniquet a limb that was bleeding too badly.’

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