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Definition of Withstand


  1. 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.

Withstand Quotations

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

There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself.
Louis XIV

No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.

As far as wrestling goes, as long as my body is able to withstand the physical beating, I will keep wrestling.
Trish Stratus

Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Withstand Translations

withstand in Dutch is standhouden, bezwaar hebben tegen
withstand in German is aushalten
withstand in Portuguese is resistir
withstand in Spanish is resistir
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