What does the word withstand mean?

Usage examples for withstand

  1. She could not withstand his glance, so she retired a few more steps, only to find herself up with the wall. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. Thus made he Nobles coyned of record; In whose time was no nauie on the see That might withstand his maiestie. – The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, v. 1, Northern Europe by Richard Hakluyt
  3. When the whole were collected together, we felt proud of our fine force, which we vainly imagined nothing we should have to encounter could withstand for a moment: but the battle is not always to the strong; and we were shortly after painfully reminded of this truth. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees