were unable to withstand

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  • He was unable to withstand the feeling, and two hours later he returned to Lucan's. Cited from Led Astray and The Sphinx, by Octave Feuillet
  • Several times they attempted a rush, but were unable to withstand the heavy magazine fire which met them, when within twenty yards of the house. Cited from Through Three Campaigns, by G. A. Henty
  • She was unable to withstand the terrible scrutiny of her small and fierce father. Cited from Men, Women, and Boats, by Stephen Crane
  • Fred is unable to withstand her advances, and unable to please her complex body.
  • Even Captain Benjamin, as you have seen, was unable to withstand the demand on him. Cited from The Egoist, by George Meredith
  • The Young Man had a woman who loved him and was unable to withstand the peer pressure of his age.
  • The new Turkish dynasty, however, was unable to withstand the internal Chinese resistance. Cited from A History of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.], by Wolfram Eberhard
  • Even our dogs, although the greater number of them were natives of the arctic circle, were unable to withstand it. Cited from The Ocean and its Wonders, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • In at least one instance, one person was unable to withstand the thirst and drank the whole group's water supply.
  • Ma Chao was unable to withstand an attack from three sides so he retreated.
  • His nervous system is unable to withstand this blow and it yields a second time, only in a more pronounced manner. Cited from Studies in Forensic Psychiatry, by Bernard Glueck
  • With its many shot traps the vehicle was unable to withstand even anti-tank rifle fire and it had a high profile.
  • The vast throng of people had brought upon us a tide of worldly influence that we were unable to withstand. Cited from Thirty Years in the Itinerancy, by Wesson Gage Miller
  • His brain, already enfeebled by excess, was unable to withstand this last shock. Cited from For the Term of His Natural Life, by Marcus Clarke
  • The English, nearly blinded by the wind and rain, were unable to withstand this combined assault. Cited from Bonnie Prince Charlie, by G. A. Henty
  • While the building would likely have been considered a safe haven under such circumstances, it was unable to withstand the direct hit from the deadly tornado.
  • Rees was unable to withstand the national swing against the Conservatives, and lost his seat.
  • There was one temptation which he was unable to withstand. Cited from The Knight of the Golden Melice, by John Turvill Adams
  • Many cars were unable to withstand this brutal treatment, and there were also incidents, such as horses shying.
  • Ruoxi is unable to withstand the mental stress and asked Yinti to help her leave the palace.
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