verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of resist
Examples from the Web for resisting
But after resisting Eddie, Frank makes his visit, and the dying man confesses a disturbing secret from decades ago.Richard Ford’s Artful Survivalist Guide: The Return of Frank Bascombe|Tom LeClair|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At least for now, Modern Family is taking the less-is-more approach, and resisting turning it into The Lily Show.Stop Hating on ‘Modern Family’ (But Also Stop Giving It Emmys)|Jason Lynch|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Transferred blood to my uniform while Davis was resisting,” the cop said.
Recently another woman was shot dead for resisting rape in Meghalaya.
The scapegoat is invariably an outsider, existing at the margins of a community, and resisting its core values.
Then it forms a strong and resisting chorion, which imparts to the egg an outline similar to that of a bridges span.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
In the intolerable anxiety of the moment he had forgotten to resist, he had not even thought of resisting.The Witch of Prague|F. Marion Crawford
One might have taken this diving apparatus for a suit of armor, both supple and resisting.
The resisting property which thus effects this conversion, and which is the cause of fluid friction, is called viceosity.Friction, Lubrication and the Lubricants in Horology|William T. Lewis
Some time he stood there, reeling, yet resisting her efforts to draw him to a seat.Trumpeter Fred|Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for resisting
Word Origin for resist
Word Origin and History for resisting
late 14c., from Old French resister "hold out against" (14c.), from Latin resistere "to make a stand against, oppose; to stand back; withstand," from re- "against" (see re-) + sistere "take a stand, stand firm" (see assist). Related: Resisted; resisting.