Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of resist.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Marlin resisted the urge to equip it with wonderful new features that are needed as much as a big zit right where your collar meets your neck.

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  • But McCain resisted the label, and instead found ways to suck that were completely independent of his ties to Bush.

    Discourse.net: Friday McBush/McSame Bashing (Penultimate Edition)

  • Boston coach Doc Rivers again resisted the urge to play Garnett for a full game, limiting him to eight-minute spurts in the first and third quarters.

    USATODAY.com

  • The audience also was told that in the day, the Rascals 'label resisted releasing "People Gotta Be Free" because they were afraid of the consequences of their artists getting too socially conscious.

    Mike Ragogna: Bon Jovi, Tom Jones, CSN In: Live from the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards

  • Yet such affiliations were an inestimable boon when, not long ago, all else seemed lost; when, as Britain resisted the German fury for an entire year alone, she did much to preserve our free world order.

    Britain Versus Europe—The Schuman Plan and German Revival

  • Nothing seemed to have been done for it but what the razor and the sponge, the tooth-brush and the looking-glass could officiously do; it had in short resisted any possibly finer attrition at the hands of fifty years of offered experience.

    The Outcry

  • Obedience to a law which cannot be resisted is not the service of the heart – not the highest tribute to the Creator's glory.

    Parables From Nature

  • They haven't impacted them as much as they could have because the labels resisted them.

    Perfect Porridge

  • He calls the strategy "Project Symphony"—a play, on synergy, a word he resisted because it evoked cost-cutting and had become a derided term.

    Comcast Plays Up 'Symphony'

  • Infused with the same hope that fueled his presidential campaign this one tiny phrase resisted the dire warnings of economic, environmental and terrorist apocalypses that have so dominated American thinking for the last several years.

    Jason Derr: The Utopic Monster: Perry, Obama And Winning The Future

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