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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Withstand \With*stand"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Withstood; p. pr.
& vb. n. Withstanding.] [AS. wi[eth]standan. See With,
prep., and Stand.]
To stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical
or moral force; as, to withstand an attack of troops; to
withstand eloquence or arguments. --Piers Plowman.
I withstood him to the face. --Gal. ii. 11.
Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast.
The little tyrant of his fields withstood. --Gray.
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