Sentence Examples


  • Athens alone had withstood them with success.
  • Peter withstood him on many occasions.
  • The city was sacked and burnt; but the Capitol itself withstood a siege of more than six months, saved from surprise on one occasion only by the wakefulness of the sacred geese and the courage of Marcus Manlius.
  • It became the seat of the presidency of Connaught under Elizabeth, and withstood a siege by the insurgents in 1641.
  • They have maintained their stock untainted, and have withstood the influence of the white man to a remarkable degree (for example, they use no spirituous or fermented drink), though they have suffered a serious decrease in numbers at his hands.