Origin of withstand
synonym study for withstand
OTHER WORDS FROM withstandwith·stand·er, nounwith·stand·ing·ness, nounun·with·stand·ing, adjectiveun·with·stood, adjective
How to use withstand in a sentence
He was offered a job as literary editor of Commonweal, but “withstood the temptation.”A Plot Against Living: J.F. Powers’s ‘Suitable Accommodations’|D. G. Myers|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Firstly, the API withstood the turmoil of the “Arab Spring,” and was ratified twice in its last two summits in Baghdad and Doha.The Arab Peace Initiative Makes Its Way to the Knesset|Tal Harris|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Christian Coalition has withstood similar attacks from groups like Freedomworks.
But he withstood my eight years in the White House, so we know how to make the most of our time.Hillary Deploys a Friend in the Fight for Women's Rights|Sandra McElwaine|March 12, 2010|DAILY BEAST
When we arrived there on foot, I thought at first that the house had withstood the quake.
I called you, daughter, because Gus withstood me out and out about Heaven doth with us as we 132 with torches do.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Stuart withstood the surprise attack very well and did not retreat in a panic, as might have been expected.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
He was, however, so scientifically and securely built, that he withstood all the rough usage he received.Digby Heathcote|W.H.G. Kingston
A fragment of wall, that had withstood the ravages made by the war in the adjoining fences of wood, fortunately crossed his path.The Spy|J. Fenimore Cooper
The Engagement then grew desperate, for they on either Side fired in amain, whilst we withstood their Force.The City Bride (1696)|Joseph Harris