withstanding

[ with-stand, with- ]SEE DEFINITION OF withstanding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WITHSTANDING

Thou art a strange creature, said she; there is no withstanding thee.

It is not nearly so capable of withstanding drouth as Rupestris.

In no extremity are we justified in withstanding him by force.

It is a witchery of social czarship which there is no withstanding.

In that case there will be some chance of withstanding their attack.

There is no other way of withstanding the despotism of appetite in any of its forms.

It's a withstanding of injustice, past, present, or to come.

Heloise had found no difficulty at all in withstanding this sort of reasoning.

The desire to know the truth, to see her if he could, mounted to an impulse there was no withstanding.

She was withstanding him, and his male super-power, and his thunderbolt desire.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wiðstandan, from wið "against" (see with) + standan "to stand" (see stand (v.)); perhaps a loan-translation of Latin resistere "to resist" (see resist). Cf. Old Norse viðstanda, Old Frisian withstonda, Old High German widarstan. In 14c. and early 15c., withsit was in use with the same meaning. Related: Withstood; withstanding.

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