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(With*set") v. t. To set against; to oppose. [Obs.] "Their way he them withset." R. of Brunne.
(With*stand") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Withstood ; p. pr. & vb. n. Withstanding.] [AS. wiðstandan.
See With, prep., and Stand.] To stand against; to oppose; to resist, either with physical or moral force; as,
to withstand an attack of troops; to withstand eloquence or arguments. Piers Plowman.
I withstood him to the face.Gal. ii. 11.
Some village Hampden, that, with dauntless breast.Gray.
The little tyrant of his fields withstood.
(With*stand"er) n. One who withstands, or opposes; an opponent; a resisting power.
(With*stood") imp. & p. p. o Withstand.
(With"vine`) n. [Withe + vine.] (Bot.) Quitch grass.
(With"wind`) n. [AS. wiðowinde.] (Bot.) A kind of bindweed
He bare a burden ybound with a broad list,Piers Plowman.
In a withewyndes wise ybounden about.
(With"wine`) n. (Bot.) Same as Withvine.
(With"y) n.; pl. Withies [OE. withe, wipi, AS. wiig a willow, willow twig; akin to G. weide willow,
OHG. wida, Icel. vija, a withy, Sw. vide a willow twig, Dan. vidie a willow, osier, Gr. and probably to
L. vitis a vine, viere to plait, Russ. vite. &radic141. Cf. Wine, Withe.]
1. (Bot.) The osier willow (Salix viminalis). See Osier, n. (a).
2. A withe. See Withe, 1.
(With"y), a. Made of withes; like a withe; flexible and tough; also, abounding in withes.
The stream is brimful now, and lies high in this little withy plantation.G. Eliot.
(Wit"ing) n. [See Wit, v.] Knowledge. [Obs.] "Withouten witing of any other wight." Chaucer.
(Wit"less) a. Destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the
guidance of judgment. "Witless bravery." Shak.
A witty mother! witless else her son.Shak.
Witless pity breedeth fruitless love.Fairfax.
Wit"less*ly, adv. Wit"less*ness, n.
(Wit"ling) n. [Wit + -ling; cf. G. witzling.] A person who has little wit or understanding; a pretender
to wit or smartness.
A beau and witing perished in the forming.Pope.
Ye newspaper witlings! ye pert scribbling folks!Goldsmith.
(Wit"ness) n. [AS. witness, gewitnes, from witan to know. &radic133. See Wit, v. i.]