withstand

[ with-stand, with- ]SEE DEFINITION OF withstand

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WITHSTAND

It required all the captain's seamanship, and the efforts of all the crew, to withstand it.

He was just in time to help other troops, not in numbers enough to withstand the shock.

He dreaded lest his principles should not withstand the strong temptation.

He was weak and soft-hearted, and had never been able to withstand a woman's tears.

This time the impact was so great the door could not withstand it, and down it came with a thud.

They could not withstand the driving rain, the water swirling round their knees.

He was of more than ordinary strength, and no one could withstand him.

But the sudden jolt of his great weight was more than his muscles could withstand.

The armor of his forts was calculated to withstand the 36-lb.

The gold dust and the dust of the road, could they withstand a drop of rain?

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