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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).
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Againstand, Aganestand, v. Also: agayn(e)stand. [Northern ME. again-, ogainestand (c 1300), ME. aȝenstanden, late OE. aᵹénstandan: see Again adv., and cf. Gainstand v.]

1. tr. To withstand; to oppose, resist. c1420 Wynt. v. 4492.
In all tyme he Agayne stud hys inyqwyte
1438 Acts II. 32/1.
Apon thaim that dissobeys and agaynstandis the kingis actis and decrettis

2. intr. To make or offer resistance. 1426 Antiq. Aberd. & B. III. 202.
Gif it hapins me … to faleye or againstand to fulfille the forsaid couenandis
1452 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 20.
Quhatsumeuer thing the forsaides persounes … does, ther sal naman contrar agayne call na agaynstand
c1450 Cr. Deyng 197.
God … tholys ws nocht to be tempt forther than we ma aganestand

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