Usage examples for Withstood

  1. A voice came to him saying, " Thou hast withstood and not yielded. – A Short History of Monks and Monasteries by Alfred Wesley Wishart
  2. " He has withstood the test," she laughs, putting her arm around her husband's neck. – The Silent Mill by Hermann Sudermann
  3. For fifteen minutes the battered seconds withstood the onslaught and actually succeeded in pushing across a touchdown themselves. – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  4. Sammy's slender constitution withstood the strain. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  5. The sentries came to my assistance, together with the servants, who withstood the grateful crowd; otherwise both my wife and myself would have been subjected to this painful thanksgiving from the liberated Bari women. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  6. Pescara's beautiful young wife, The type of perfect womanhood, Whose life was love, the life of life, That time and change and death withstood. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  7. But his fierce, hot rushes were not to be withstood. – As It Was in the Beginning by Philip Verrill Mighels
  8. And what so fair has the world beholden, And what so firm has withstood the years, As Monarchy bound in chains all golden, And Freedom guarded about with peers? – A Midsummer Holiday and Other Poems by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  9. For four months he and his gallant followers withstood the numberless cannon- shot poured in from the heights above, and at length only yielded on honourable terms to the leader of the Parliamentary forces, who allowed them to walk out with their arms and colours flying. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. Her life dates from that evening in our kitchen, even as mine did from the afternoon when one half the fools of Eden Valley were letting off shot- guns at the back windows of Marnhoul Great House, while Miss Irma withstood the others on the threshold of the front door. – The Dew of Their Youth by S. R. Crockett
  11. So she bravely withstood her desire for several things which would have been great improvements so far as looks went, and confined her purchases to articles of clear necessity,- extra blankets, a bedside carpet for Phil's room, and a chafing- dish over which she could prepare little impromptu dishes, and so save fuel and fatigue. – Clover by Susan Coolidge
  12. How beautiful her eyes were; her eager, intelligent, spirited face; the fine skin that was neither light nor dark, and withstood sun and wind alike, and lost none of its attractive tints. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  13. They were headed by Griffin, the old caisson foreman, who had a record of having withstood the greatest pressure possible, a pressure of eight and a half atmospheres. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  14. Far up the mountain side in an old yellow farmhouse, which had withstood the blasts of many a winter, lived Grandfather and Grandmother Nichols, as they were familiarly called, and ere the sun- setting, arrangements were made for paying them a visit. – 'Lena Rivers by Mary J. Holmes
  15. " This," he said, laughing, as he lifted a large canvas on to the easel, " is the only masterpiece that has withstood the test of time." – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  16. Perceiving that the works withstood this terrific blast, and that it was utterly impossible, as it really was in those unphilosophic days, to carry on a war with words, he ordered his merry men all to prepare for an immediate assault. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  17. In the ripple that stirred across the court room at the examiner's abrupt conclusion, John Valiant, who had withstood that pitiless hail of questions, rose, bowed to him and slowly crossed the cleared space to his counsel. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  18. The Duchess withstood it. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  19. He was also a warrior such as could not be withstood. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent