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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. I am rich, I have every virtue; nothing will withstand me. – The Magic Skin by Honore de Balzac
  6. 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
  7. She therefore could not withstand his argument. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  8. Louis rallied all his friends to withstand him and went to St. Denis to pray for victory. – The Story of Paris by Thomas Okey
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. Love may withstand possession- true- but not time. – Godolphin, Volume 2. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. It was a defiance he could not withstand. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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