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Quotes of withstand

  1. The biographies and autobiographies are on the whole more impressive than the fiction of the last two decades, but the freakish best sellers among them are least likely to withstand the test of time. – Harold Acton
  2. The principal act of courage is to endure and withstand dangers doggedly rather than to attack them. – Thomas Aquinas
  3. You know, we- if, for example, Jerry Brown can withstand you know, what will probably end up being $200 million of spending by his opponent and get elected governor of California, that will be a big victory in the nation's largest state. – David Axelrod
  4. Some actors couldn't figure out how to withstand the constant rejection. They couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel. – Harrison Ford
  5. There aren't many strong or charismatic candidates today, because many people can't withstand the scrutiny. – Tom Ford
  6. Most animals are built to withstand one bad year. – John Hunter
  7. Fortune blinds men when she does not wish them to withstand the violence of her onslaughts. – Titus Livius
  8. Well, our statute provides us with authority to conduct a very broad inquiry basically to provide an investigation of 9/11 that's thorough, complete and will withstand the scrutiny of history. – Richard Ben-Veniste
  9. Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder. – George Washington
  10. Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. – George Washington
  11. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. – George Washington

Usage examples for withstand

  1. He refused to leave his post, and said that he and his company would stand where they were, and withstand Mardonius alone. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume II by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
  2. The peaceful inhabitants of the countries on which they rushed could not long withstand the energy of men acting under such powerful motives of exertion. – An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Malthus
  3. She was nettled that the wish of Mrs. Laval was to see only Matilda, of the whole family; and upon the back of that, she was displeased beyond endurance that Matilda should withstand her authority and differ from her opinion. – Opportunities by Susan Warner
  4. Louis rallied all his friends to withstand him and went to St. Denis to pray for victory. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  5. He would gladly have beaten her into submission, for what right has a slip of a girl to withstand the advances of a man and a policeman? – Mary, Mary by James Stephens Commentator: Padraic Colum
  6. At the first sight of his face the old love and longing had reawakened with a strength she was powerless to withstand – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  7. It was the most tragic moment of her life, and her whole personality was strung up to meet it and withstand it. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  8. No live, real dog could withstand such an invitation. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. Professor William James has suggested that not only should men and women stand the things that come to them in the natural course of events, but they should even go out and seek certain things hard to bear with the idea of increasing their power to withstand the unpleasant things of life. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  10. During these first days a terrific fight was going on around Dixmude and Nieuport, and it was a very doubtful question how long it would be possible for the Belgian and French troops to withstand the tremendous attacks to which they were being subjected. – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  11. She therefore could not withstand his argument. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  12. It was always there with its whispering, mocking echo, but like a good fighter he had learnt to withstand its insidious temptations, and hold fast to the quiet, secure present where all he could know of joy or fulfilment was centred. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  13. I am rich, I have every virtue; nothing will withstand me. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  14. Love may withstand possession- true- but not time. – Godolphin, Volume 2. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. He announced that he would give fifty dollars to any soldier who could withstand him. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  16. The demand for light weight and economy of space following the beginning of steam navigation and the invention of the locomotive required boilers designed and constructed to withstand heavier pressures and forced the adoption of the cylindrical form of boiler. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  17. The vast throng of people had brought upon us a tide of worldly influence that we were unable to withstand – Thirty Years in the Itinerancy by Wesson Gage Miller
  18. It was a defiance he could not withstand – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  19. If enemies press us, and evil fear stray, We seize on our war- clubs, and drive them away, And when there is nothing to fear or withstand We lift the proud rattle, and dance on the land. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  20. She saw its beauty, its advantages, and she played with it like someone who knew where to find strength to withstand it. – The Happy Foreigner by Enid Bagnold