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But as President Snow has learned, people will only take so much before they start resisting.

I think audience members will have a hard time resisting her charm.

But after resisting Eddie, Frank makes his visit, and the dying man confesses a disturbing secret from decades ago.

The music sometimes sounding like the exorcism of a multitude of demons, each one of whom was mightily resisting his expulsion.

At least for now, Modern Family is taking the less-is-more approach, and resisting turning it into The Lily Show.

Tobacco is a strong growing plant resisting heat and drought to a far (p. 018) greater extent than most plants.

She reached out and took the cigarette from Mrs. Kaye's faintly resisting hand.

No room here,” cried the major, resisting them, “quite full outside—inside not safe!

This is said in the person of the Jews, resisting the repeated commands of God, and still putting him off.

This water, although of a dirty and thick appearance, is said to possess the valuable quality of resisting putridity for years.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to resisting, such as: opposing, contrary, defiant, disobedient, rebellious, and renitent.

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