American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Impossible to resist; irresistible: resistless force; resistless love.
- adj. Powerless to resist; unresisting.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Incapable of being resisted, opposed, or withstood; irresistible.
- Powerless to resist; helpless; unresisting.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Obs. or R. Having no power to resist; making no opposition.
- adj. Incapable of being resisted; irresistible.
- adj. offering no resistance
- adj. impossible to resist; overpowering.
“His powerful left arm, driving the double-razor-edged dirk in short, resistless arcs, managed to keep the snaky tendrils from coiling about his right arm, which was wielding the heavy, trenchant sword.”
“Little wonder, therefore, that his amazing eloquence was described as a resistless torrent.”
“Hum, thou art damnable handsome to Night, Charles -- Ay, thou wilt do't; I see a kind of resistless Leudness about thee, a most triumphant Impudence, loose and wanton.”
“Hum, thou art damnable handsome to Night, _Charles_ -- Ay, thou wilt do't; I see a kind of resistless Leudness about thee, a most triumphant Impudence, loose and wanton.”
“Once, however, when some allusion was made to a comic scene in a new play then just brought out, wherein she had performed to the life the character of a low-bred lady's-maid passing herself off as her mistress, Miss Kelly arose, and with a kind of resistless ardour repeated a few sentences so inimitably that everybody laughed as much as if the real lady's-maid, and not the actress, had been before them; while she who had so well personated the part quietly resumed her seat without the least sign of merriment, as grave as possible.”
“My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless, and almost frantic, impulse, urged me forward; I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.”
“It is a super sort whichever way you countenance at it, and resistless to actualize how some grouping is populating the globe of Azeroth where the mettlesome of Warcraft takes place.”
“You cannot comprehend its resistless fascination for me.”
“There is however, another enemy (though in some cases my dearest friend) whose power is resistless, and whose visits are perpetually made known by a rising of the stomack, and a redundance of water in the eyes.”
“My limbs now tremble, and my eyes swim with the remembrance; but then a resistless, and almost frantic impulse, urged me forward; I seemed to have lost all soul or sensation but for this one pursuit.”
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