Gainstand
Gainstand Gain"stand`, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gainstood}; p. pr. & vb. n. {gainstanding}.] [See {Again}, and {Stand}.] To withstand; to resist. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Durst . . . gainstand the force of so many enraged desires. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]


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