Gain"stand`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gainstood; p. pr. & vb. n. gainstanding.] [See Again, and Stand.] To withstand; to resist. [Obs.]

Durst . . . gainstand the force of so many enraged desires. --Sir P. Sidney.
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