Definition of withstander in US English:



  • See withstand

    • ‘He is slowly but certainly loosing his courage, contact with his withstanders and his window on the free world.’
    • ‘In the best case, they might regard you as funny yet harmless, who dares to bash the yay-sayers and gets shy chuckles from withstanders who were thinking the same, but didn't dare to speak up, out of fear for McCarthyism.’
    • ‘The second tract was even more daring, declaring war on the ‘petty antichrists, proud prelates, intolerable withstanders of reformation, enemies of the gospel and covetous wretched priests’.’
    • ‘Its right to believe that some enemies will be smart enough to ignore the withstander.’