When we arrived there on foot, I thought at first that the house had withstood the quake.
The Christian Coalition has withstood similar attacks from groups like Freedomworks.
There was no room to budge but we were all anxious to get to the Provincial House and find out how it had withstood the quake.
Old English wiðstandan, from wið "against" (see with) + standan "to stand" (see stand (v.)); perhaps a loan-translation of Latin resistere "to resist" (see resist). Cf. Old Norse viðstanda, Old Frisian withstonda, Old High German widarstan. In 14c. and early 15c., withsit was in use with the same meaning. Related: Withstood; withstanding.