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withstand

To stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments. I withstood him to the face. (gal. Ii. 11) Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast. The little tyrant of his fields withstood. (gray)

Origin: AS. Withstandan. See With, and Stand.


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