verb (used with object), with·stood, with·stand·ing.
verb (used without object), with·stood, with·stand·ing.
- without fail,
- without further ado,
- without question,
- without so much as,
Origin of withstand
Examples from the Web for withstand
People with ID may be less able to withstand this sort of interview technique.How the U.S. Justice System Screws Prisoners with Disabilities|Elizabeth Picciuto|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gaming industry can withstand a critical look, but it can and must also withstand some diversity in its ranks.The Cake Is a Lie: Sexism Isn’t a Boss Gamer Girls Can Beat|Emily V Gordon|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He noted that none of the militaries of the former Soviet republics could withstand a full-scale Russian invasion.
Six months of the highest dose of chemotherapy his body could withstand and, after that, nothing but hope.
(Branch) Rickey selected Jackie because he knew he could withstand the guff.Playing Pinochle and Breaking Barriers With Jackie Robinson|Evan Weiner|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
July 10th, 1663, which made it a case of confession to withstand it.Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)|John Howie
What infidelity can withstand such an instance, and still say, there is no God?Curiosities of Human Nature|Anonymous
The hurricane, however, grows and grows, and when it has reached to 100 or 120 miles an hour nothing can withstand it.
Once he could not withstand the blow, and blood trickled from his left arm.Hania|Henryk Sienkiewicz
He was no longer the weak, timid young man, who could neither speak nor act, but a Hercules whom nothing could withstand.The Bashful Lover (Novels of Paul de Kock Volume XIX)|Charles Paul de Kock
verb -stands, -standing or -stood
Old English wiðstandan, from wið "against" (see with) + standan "to stand" (see stand (v.)); perhaps a loan-translation of Latin resistere "to resist" (see resist). Cf. Old Norse viðstanda, Old Frisian withstonda, Old High German widarstan. In 14c. and early 15c., withsit was in use with the same meaning. Related: Withstood; withstanding.