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I need to resist my urge to talk them into my truth, just so I can feel more comfortable and secure.

They are made in a social setting, surrounded by lots of other people with various ways to resist bad decisions.

The left had long tried to resist it through a diverse mix of organizations, devoted to different goals, and all to no avail.

The papers report that J.W. was too afraid to resist his command for her to perform oral sex on him.

After all, some officeholders still resist needed changes, even as others link arms for reform.

Your sacrifice shall be the agony of agonies, the death of deaths, and yet you'll find yourself unable to resist.

But this paper was a very tough, fibrous substance, and would resist quite a heavy blow as well as keep out the cold.

And after that Grandfather Mole couldn't resist burrowing in the loose earth now and then.

Thy nakedness shall be discovered, and thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and no man shall resist me.

Eloquent in speech, warm-hearted and impulsive, he found it difficult to resist a joke, even at the expense of his friend.


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On this page you'll find 159 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to resist, such as: abide, combat, confront, continue, curb, and defy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.