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Definition of "withstander" [with•stand•er]

  • A person who withstands or resists; an opponent (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "withstander" in a sentence
  • "Remember what I told you: this wealthy franklin is proud, fierce, jealous, and irritable, a withstander of the nobility, and even of his neighbors, Reginald Front-de-Boeuf and Philip Malvoisin, who are no babies to strive with."
  • "O thou withstander of all foes, igniting the sacred fire, take thou her hand with due rites. '"
  • "His father is a stout withstander of the Scots, and the earl would have given him knighthood, if he would have taken it; and maybe, in the future, the son will win that honour."