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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESISTED

And forthwith, as one who may not be resisted, he swept up the cards and began to shuffle.

He could not see how Mr. Roebuck's motion could be resisted.

It never occurred to her that the girl might have been tempted to steal—and had not resisted the temptation.

Most mighty were Timat's allies, they could not be resisted.

A surprise, followed by a sustained attack, has been resisted.

Then they tried to push me out-of-doors, I resisted; I would not go.

He resisted but little, for his parish needed a clergywoman sadly.

She resisted an impulse to say that she had broken the key in the lock and to send for the locksmith.

She was gently trying to get him away; but he resisted, and would not go.

He need not have resisted, but he ought to have waited until they asked him to go.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French resister "hold out against" (14c.), from Latin resistere "to make a stand against, oppose; to stand back; withstand," from re- "against" (see re-) + sistere "take a stand, stand firm" (see assist). Related: Resisted; resisting.

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