Withstand

With*stand"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Withstood (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Withstanding.] [AS. wistandan. See With, prep., and Stand.] 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. Piers Plowman.
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I withstood him to the face.
Gal. ii. 11.
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Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast.
The little tyrant of his fields withstood.
Gray.
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