To stand against

to oppose; to resist.

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Having made all these arrangements, the four partners, on the first of July, signed a formal manifesto, stating the alarming state of their affairs, from the non-arrival of the annual ship, and the absence and apprehended loss of the Beaver, their want of goods, their despair of receiving any further supply, their ignorance of the coast, and their disappointment as to the interior trade, which they pronounced unequal to the expenses incurred, and incompetent to stand against the powerful opposition of the Northwest Company.
For a moment there would come a lull in the storm, but then it would swoop down again with such onslaughts that it seemed impossible to stand against it.
The Iranian President also called for unity and cooperation among the independent countries to stand against pressures by the United States and Washington's efforts to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and sow discord among them.
They also vowed to never fall silent again and to stand against 'fear and hate.
The PTI chairman also called on the entire nation to stand against the 'corrupt' prime minister by urging them to participate in the rally.
We should strengthen the pillars of our power to stand against the enemies, the head of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said.
Najaf / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / The Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr threatened to stand against any laws or legislation lurking the reform project that he is calling for, including what the civic activist Hanaa Edward is calling for , who has previous positions of Islam and the Muslim veil and the legislation of marriage.
Continuing assessments on the increasing pressures, Krol stated that Where ever you look in the world, if basic human rights are being oppressed they need to stand against It.
The 47-year-old Frenchman is challenging incumbent FIFA president Sepp Blatter for the top job in world football but he needs the backing of at least five national associations to stand against the 78-year-old Swiss who has been in office since 1998.
In such conditions, it is the duty of all independent nations and governments to stand against the expansionists through their sympathy, brotherhood and support for each other since such conditions are not everlasting and nations will certainly succeed in future through patience, resistance and reliance on God," he added.
Summary: Mitt Romney has stolen the lead in the race to become the Republican candidate to stand against Barack Obama in the presidential election.
Saints of Molokai" is a history of Hawaii's bout with leprosy and how a dedicated few dared to stand against the disease and tells the story of their successes and failures in this avenue.