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A Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (up to 1700)

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First published 2002 (DOST Vol. XI).

Unresistable, adj. [17th c. Eng. unresistible (1608); Resist v.] That cannot be resisted, overwhelming. — 1600-1610 Melvill 368.
To perswade the king … to call hame these erles lest … they sould joyne with the enemies and creat an unresistable danger to the esteat of the countrey
1632 Lithgow Trav. Sig. E 1 b.
It pleased Him … to send downe an vnresistable tempest

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