Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who withstands; an opponent; a resisting power.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who withstands, or opposes; an opponent; a resisting power.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who withstands or resists; an opponent

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an opponent who resists with force or resolution
  • noun a fighter who holds out against attack

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Examples

  • Remember what I told you: this wealthy franklin is proud, fierce, jealous, and irritable, a withstander of the nobility, and even of his neighbors, Reginald Front-de-Boeuf and Philip Malvoisin, who are no babies to strive with.

    Ivanhoe

  • O thou withstander of all foes, igniting the sacred fire, take thou her hand with due rites. '

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • O thou withstander of all foes, igniting the sacred fire, take thou her hand with due rites. '

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated into English Prose Adi Parva

  • His father is a stout withstander of the Scots, and the earl would have given him knighthood, if he would have taken it; and maybe, in the future, the son will win that honour.

    Both Sides the Border A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower

  • Remember what I told you; this wealthy Franklin is proud, fierce, jealous, and irritable; a withstander of the nobility, and even of his neighbours, Reginald Front-de-Boeuf, and Philip Malvoisin, who are no babes to strive with.

    Ivanhoe. A Romance

  • Remember what I told you: this wealthy franklin is proud, fierce, jealous, and irritable, a withstander of the nobility, and even of his neighbors, Reginald Front-de-Boeuf and Philip Malvoisin, who are no babies to strive with.

    Ivanhoe

  • Not only has the glamour girl withstander a bashing from the press over the past six months, but she's spent the past few days enduring all manner of horrendous bush tucker trials in the bid to win back her admirers … and it seems to be working.

    Entertainment - Female First

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