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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Resist \Re*sist"\ (r?-z?st"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Resisted}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Resisting}.] [F. r['e]sister, L. resistere,
pref. re- re- + sistere to stand, cause to stand, v.
causative of stare to stand. See {Stand}.]
1. To stand against; to withstand; to obstruct.

That mortal dint, Save He who reigns above, none can
resist. --Milton.

2. To strive against; to endeavor to counteract, defeat, or
frustrate; to act in opposition to; to oppose.

God resisteth the proud. --James iv. 6.

Contrary to his high will Whom we resist. --Milton.

3. To counteract, as a force, by inertia or reaction.

4. To be distasteful to. [Obs.] --Shak.

Syn: To withstand; oppose; hinder; obstruct; counteract;
check; thwart; baffle; disappoint.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Resisting \Re*sist"ing\, a.
Making resistance; opposing; as, a resisting medium. --
{Re*sist"ing ly}, adv.

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