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resistance

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1 the inclination to resist
  • after some initial resistance, the city council warmed up to the proposed development plan

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2 a secret organization in a conquered country fighting against enemy forces
  • soldiers from the resistance were captured after a skirmish outside the foreign ministry

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The first known use of resistance was in the 14th century

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“Resistance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/resistance. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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