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.
When we finally arrived at the Provincial House, we saw that it had withstood the quake.
He was offered a job as literary editor of Commonweal, but “withstood the temptation.”
It was not without difficulty that they had withstood Minnie's earnest protestations, and intrenched themselves.
He withstood the pain, and the boiling oil did not harm him.
The city had for half a year defied almost the whole kingdom, and withstood the covert attacks of foreign Powers.
I withstood all that, but you don't give up at all and step by step you are overcoming my resolve.
Very low, they withstood in remarkable fashion the periodical hurricanes of wind and rain.
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.