Thesaurus / resists


There is, I believe, something here that resents too close inquiry, or rather that resists discovery—almost—takes offence.

Incredible AdventuresAlgernon Blackwood

Alison resists, however, not out of virtue, but because she prefers Nicholas.

If he resists we will drag his family skeleton from the privacy of his domestic closet.

In another he resists the appeal of Dawkins to visit him in Somerset on similar grounds.

Victorian WorthiesGeorge Henry Blore

It is the farmer alone who resists anything new appertaining to his calling.

Green Spring FarmRoss Netherton

As long as powder is wet, it resists the spark; but when it becomes dry, it is ready to explode at the first touch.

Try to force it, to drive down a pile by direct force: it resists.

Often for several days he resists and roars most lustily, and the assistance of the tame ones is required to keep him in order.

When, in the name of God, he resists education and science, he blasphemes.

Flowers of FreethoughtGeorge W. Foote

To prepare a plate for etching it is first covered with etching-ground, a composition which resists acid.


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