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 Meanings and Examples of RESISTANCE
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resistance
 n.  action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Words of resistance rushed to Ethan's lips and died there.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
2  That afternoon, Gerald, his resistance worn thin, had set out to make an offer for Dilcey.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  But Georgia, by its stubborn resistance, had so far escaped this final degradation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
4  No sooner were her preparations made than they roused a smothered sense of resistance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
5  The rise of her blood as their eyes met was succeeded by a contrary motion, a wave of resistance and withdrawal.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
6  Lily was throbbing with fear, but the insinuation fortified her resistance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
7  But at the outset she perceived a subtle resistance to her efforts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  But Rosedale's natural imperviousness to hints made it easy for him to brush such resistance aside.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
9  Hitherto her intermittent impulses of resistance had sufficed to maintain her self-respect.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
10  Selden's calmness seemed rather to harden into resistance, and Miss Bart's into a surface of glittering irony, as they faced each other from the opposite corners of one of Mrs. Hatch's elephantine sofas.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
11  In spite of the moderation of his tone, each word he spoke had the effect of confirming Lily's resistance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
12  The parting had occurred a few weeks after Selden's visit, and would have taken place sooner had it not been for the resistance set up in Lily by his ill-starred offer of advice.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
13  The baby, feeling herself detached from her habitual anchorage, made an instinctive motion of resistance; but the soothing influences of digestion prevailed, and Lily felt the soft weight sink trustfully against her breast.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
14  The first and second were successfully darted, and we saw the whales staggeringly running off, fettered by the enormous sidelong resistance of the towing drugg.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
15  In turn, jerkingly raised and lowered by the rolling billows, the towing resistance of the log caused the old reelman to stagger strangely.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
Example Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
16  I knew she wouldn't be able to resist pairing me off with someone.
17  General Rattigan summoned reinforcements to help resist the attack.
18  The bag of sweets on the table was too strong a temptation for the child to resist.
19  Anyone who tries to resist the spread of new technology is fighting a losing battle.
20  She cannot resist the / her itch to travel.
21  The magnetic pull of the city was hard to resist.
22  His inability to resist temptation would eventually cost him his freedom.
23  This section explores how mothers resist the impact of poverty on the health of their children.
24  You have to learn to resist the sales patter.
25  The media can't resist kicking a man when he's down.
26  They are determined to resist pressure to change the law.
27  Unable to resist the impulse, he glanced at the sea again.
28  The food that I can't resist is never the healthy stuff.
29  I just can't resist that adorable face and those amazing blue eyes!
30  Faced by almost insurmountable obstacles, the members of the underground maintained their courage and will to resist.