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Definition of "withstanding" []

  • Present participle of withstand. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "withstanding" in a sentence
  • "His strength can aid us in withstanding our most formiddable foes, while supporting the home front."
  • "Apparently the Germans when they realized that the Allies had conquered most of France and most of Belgium decided they could not possibly hold on to the remaining parts of Western Europe which they then held, and that their best chance was to withdraw to the borders of their own country, taking with them all the materials which might conceivably assist them in withstanding siege within their own land."
  • "Her words, and still more her self-devotion; touched two of the men, whose human hearts returned to them sufficiently to make them assist her in withstanding the ferocity of the rest."