verb (used with object), with·stood, with·stand·ing.
verb (used without object), with·stood, with·stand·ing.
Origin of withstand
Related formswith·stand·er, nounwith·stand·ing·ness, nounun·with·stand·ing, adjectiveun·with·stood, adjective
Examples from the Web for withstanding
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