Resistance in a sentence

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Definition of Resistance

  • The act of resisting; opposition, passive or active.
  • The quality of not yielding to force or external pressure; that power of a body which acts in opposition to the impulse or pressure of another, or which prevents the effect of another power; as, the resistance of the air to a body passing through it; the resistance of a target to projectiles.
  • A means or method of resisting; that which resists.
  • A certain hindrance or opposition to the passage of an electrical current or discharge offered by conducting bodies. It bears an inverse relation to the conductivity, -- good conductors having a small resistance, while poor conductors or insulators have a very high resistance. The unit of resistance is the ohm.
  • the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
  • the military action of resisting the enemy's advance
  • group action in opposition to those in power
  • an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
  • (psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness
  • the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
  • a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
  • any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion
  • a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms
  • the capacity of an organism to defend itself against harmful environmental agents
  • (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease

How to use resistance in a sentence. Resistance pronunciation.

Well, Sir, I see you are so much a Gentleman, that I scarce know how to deny you any longer: Your Amiable Person and good Humour, has over-come me so, I can no longer make Resistance, but offer my self to your Embraces.
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Her capacity for passive resistance is enormous-Napoleon learned that, and so did Frederick.
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On an instinct of resistance, Nancy pretended that the exact sciences were her favourite study.
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After some days' resistance, he allowed her to transform the cabin-like arrangements of his room, and give it the appearance of a comfortable bed-chamber.
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Well, there was the awkward and unaccountable fact that he _felt_ himself obliged to marry her; that, when he seemed to be preparing resistance, downright shame rendered it impossible.
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The listener's face wavered between pleasure in such flattery and the impulse of resistance.
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She seemed to discover in her husband's face a purpose which he knew would excite her resistance.
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Secure in his paganism, Horace followed where the lures of London beckoned him; he knew not reproach of conscience; shame offered but thin resistance to his boiling blood.
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If the fighting-line be driven back, the machine guns will establish a point of resistance on which the line can rally, and from which it can not be driven, unless the machine guns be annihilated by artillery fire.
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Forty-five hours after the arrival of the regiment notice was served upon the brigade commander thereof that, unless the nuisance was abated immediately, a sentinel would be placed over the offending ditch and notice would be given to General Bates, the division commander, requesting the action of an inspector; notice was further served that if any resistance were made, four Gatling guns would be turned loose upon the 34th Michigan and the regiment swept off the face of the hill and into Santiago Bay for a much-needed bath.
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The enemy made an obstinate resistance, but were driven from the field with considerable loss.
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The Aboriginal was attacked on all sides, and made so stout a resistance, and broke so many cudgels on the backs of his assailants, that it was supposed he would be finally exhausted by his own exertions.
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But the whirl in his brain soon deprived him of all power of resistance, and, looking round the room hurriedly to assure himself he was not watched, he fell on his knees and burst into extemporary prayer: '_O my God, whatever punishment there is to be borne, let me bear it.
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Perhaps I should not write you these things, but the truth is, I cannot help myself; there is no power of resistance in me.
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It is possible that enforcement will gradually become more and more efficient, and that the spirit of resistance may thus gradually be worn out.
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Coming to the subject of "Decentralization," he said: Experience has shown that this device [decentralization] is of extreme importance, for two reasons: First, it is a powerful and the best means of training a people to efficient political action and the art of self-government; and, second, it presents constant and important barriers to the encroachment of rulers upon the rights and liberties of the nation; every subdivision forming a stronghold of resistance by the people against unjust or wicked rulers.
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Although there was a great public protest, the bill was put through the lower House of the Legislature; but in the Senate it encountered resistance of an effective kind.
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Thus the one thought that might mitigate resentment and discountenance resistance, the thought that freedom might be regained by repeal, is set aside; and the result is what we have been witnessing.
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XVI A year passed, and when Philip came to the school the old masters were all in their places; but a good many changes had taken place notwithstanding their stubborn resistance, none the less formidable because it was concealed under an apparent desire to fall in with the new head's ideas.
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She made no resistance, but bent forward a little, and he kissed her red lips.
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Examples of Resistance

Example #1
The Gallant then enquir'd if all were safe below, and if they shou'd not be in danger of meeting any Interruption from her Husband.
Example #2
I make this Present to you, and, therewithal gave her the fifty Guineas.
Example #3
A remarkable illustration of it was afforded by the late Japanese war, when Port Arthur held out long after the possible date assigned by many military experts.
Example #4
This cardinal fact may militate greatly against Russia's position as a world-power in the future, as it has in the past.
Example #5
She said it in the tone of superiority which habit had made natural to her in speaking of intellectual things.
Example #6
They had left the streets, and were pursuing a road bordered with gardens, gardens of glowing colour, sheltered amid great laurels, shadowed by stately trees; the air was laden with warm scents of flower and leaf.