Its early - Protestant sympathies placed it on the side of Sweden during the Thirty Years' War, and in 1628 it successfully resisted a siege of eleven weeks by Wallenstein, who had sworn to take it "though it were chained to heaven."
The sequel to this literary alliance is best recounted in George Sand's own words: " I resisted him for three months but then yielded; I lived in my own apartment in an unconventional style."
The creature resisted well.
Disappointed but knowing she needed to walk away, she resisted the urge to pull his face down to hers for a kiss.
He resisted the urge to burn them, in case the brittle papers held more secrets he needed.