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. "I withstood him to the face." (Gal. Ii. 11) "Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast. The little tyrant of his fields withstood." (Gray)
Origin: AS. Withstandan. See With, and Stand.
(01 Mar 1998)
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