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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESISTANCE

The rested muscles of his body and mind craved the resistance of obstacles.

The death of the Genoese leader did indeed bring the resistance to an end.

He put his whole will into the assertion of guilt, to batter down the man's resistance.

This may have increased the resistance, but it adds to the steadiness.

The pirates had come aboard of them at night and no resistance had been offered.

I made superhuman efforts at resistance, but was overwhelmed with fatigue.

He offered no resistance, but was perfectly resigned and quiet.

But, believing as he did in his own strength of resistance, pride filled him with disdain.

Considers opposition and resistance as a challenge to do his worst.

In spite of my resistance, she pushed me out of the room and locked the door.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French resistance, earlier resistence, from Late Latin resistentia, from present participle stem of Latin resistere "make a stand against, oppose" (see resist). Meaning "organized covert opposition to an occupying or ruling power" [OED] is from 1939. Electromagnetic sense is from 1860. Path of least resistance is from 1825, originally a term in science and engineering.

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