verb (used with object), with·stood, with·stand·ing.
verb (used without object), with·stood, with·stand·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM withstandwith·stand·er, nounwith·stand·ing·ness, nounun·with·stand·ing, adjectiveun·with·stood, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for withstand
While others are going on strolls to enjoy the crisp air or playing in the snow, these folks just don’t seem to be built to withstand low temperatures.The hottest gifts to buy for the friend who’s always cold|Sandra Gutierrez G.|November 20, 2020|Popular Science
We needed the governor to step up and empower ISBE to withstand this pressure.New Data Shows the Use of Seclusion and Restraint Increased in Illinois Schools During the 2017–18 School Year|by Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune, and Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica|November 17, 2020|ProPublica
Since then, the company has bolstered parts of the Dragon’s heat shield, made adjustments so that the landing parachutes deploy at a slightly higher altitude and reinforced some areas of the capsule so it can withstand rougher seas.SpaceX, NASA plan second commercial taxi to the space station this weekend|Verne Kopytoff|November 13, 2020|Fortune
Sensors can also help monitor the quality of concrete and whether it is robust enough to withstand traffic flow and corrosion after a roadway is opened.Smart Concrete Could Pave the Way for High-Tech, Cost-Effective Roads|Luna Lu|November 13, 2020|Singularity Hub
The fact that they seem able to withstand microgravity suggests these microbes could be a potentially cheap way to extract resources to make life in space more sustainable—and enable lengthy journeys and settlements on distant worlds.Microbes could be used to extract metals and minerals from space rocks|Neel Patel|November 10, 2020|MIT Technology Review
But withstanding political pressure is going to be the least of your problems.Why Not Make Social Security Benefits Even More Generous|Megan McArdle|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Your bold brand of charisma not withstanding, staid types might see outsized expressions of your personality as character defects.
Now nuclear power-station designs and safety systems are capable of withstanding much more serious accidents [than Chernobyl].
But business and branding aside, the event seemed to be a familiar gathering, cocktail dresses not withstanding.
Few men that are good sons and good brothers are fond of withstanding those over them.The Sayings Of Confucius|Confucius
It was glorious to see these lads of fifteen and sixteen daily withstanding the onslaught of the mighty naval guns.With Steyn and De Wet|Philip Pienaar
Colin prepares for his undertaking, and exhibits great stubbornness of temper in withstanding many difficulties.Colin Clink, Volume II (of III)|Charles Hooton
He saw that in confederation lay the means not only of preserving peace among his people, but of withstanding alien foes as well.The Myths of the North American Indians|Lewis Spence
There was no withstanding public opinion, an infuriated rabble, and a magnanimous wife at the same time.Ixion In Heaven|Benjamin Disraeli