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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.
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,
In a withewyndes wise ybounden about.
Piers Plowman.

(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.

Witless pity breedeth fruitless love.

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.

Ye newspaper witlings! ye pert scribbling folks!

(Wit"ness) n. [AS. witness, gewitnes, from witan to know. &radic133. See Wit, v. i.]

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