With*stand" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Withstood (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Withstanding.] [AS. wi&edh;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.
I withstood him to the face.
Gal. ii. 11.
Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast.
The little tyrant of his fields withstood.
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