• Fulton's Table of Resistances
    Fulton's Table of Resistances
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Resistibility The quality of being resistant; resitstance. "The name “body” being the complex idea of extension and resistibility together in the same subject."
    • Resistibility The quality of being resistible; resistibleness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The expression cooked "al dente" means "to the tooth." What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender
    • n resistibility The property of being resistible.
    • n resistibility The property of resisting.
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  • Thomas Kempis
    “The enemy is more easily overcome if he be not suffered to enter the door of our hearts, but be resisted without the gate at his first knock.”
  • Anne Sophie Swetchine
    “One must be a somebody before they can have a enemy. One must be a force before he can be resisted by another force.”
  • Plutarch
    “Fate leads him who follows it, and drags him who resist.”
  • St. Augustine
    “Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity.”
  • Proverb
    “Good habits result from resisting temptation.”
  • Deepak Chopra
    “Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.”


In literature:

When the enemy came before Oudenburg they met with no resistance.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
As long as it is possible to resist, we shall resist.
"A Knight of the White Cross" by G.A. Henty
Far to the south Emin Pasha still maintained a troublesome resistance.
"The River War" by Winston S. Churchill
He brushed aside the feeble resistance that was offered, and entered the city like a conqueror.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 2" by Various
It was by such resistance in the face of overwhelming forces of the enemy that the civil population was able to retire.
"America's War for Humanity" by Thomas Herbert Russell
The king had no longer strength to resist anyone, and the counts made themselves kings.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 5" by Various
On the contrary, they have said that they have no intention of resisting Arabian self-government.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
It was like the recall of a proconsul by the Roman Emperor and Senate: he could resist for a time, but resistance meant ultimate ruin.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII" by John Lord
Even this Hercules could not resist the consequences of violated natural law.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
To speak truly, I do not know what the population of Paris could have done to resist the insurrection.
"Paris under the Commune" by John Leighton

In poetry:

IF any one, howe'er unable seem,
To make resistance 'gainst the flame supreme
Turn ALL to jest; though right to keep the crown
Yet lost, 'there wrong, yourself to hang or drown.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
It's useless to resist
or to commit suicide.
Don't kill yourself. Don't kill yourself!
Keep all of yourself for the nuptials
coming nobody knows when,
that is, if they ever come.
"Don't Kill Yourself" by Carlos Drummond de Andrade
And well may the schemers in office beware
The swift retribution that waits upon crime,
When the lion, RESISTANCE, shall leap from his lair,
With a fury that renders his vengeance sublime.
"Coercion: A Poem For Then And Now" by John Reuben Thompson
But since thou hast thy love revealed,
And shown my soul a pardon sealed,
I can resist no more:
Couldst thou for such a sinner bleed?
Canst thou for such a rebel plead?
I wonder and adore!
"The Rebel's Surrender To Grace (Lord, What Wilt Thou Have Me to Do?)" by John Newton
II. And must this pulse that beats to joy's gay measure,
(Throbbing with bloomy health!) this pulse lie still,
And every sense alive to guileless pleasure
Resist, oh transport! thy warm vital thrill?
"The Tomb" by Sydney Owenson
"They both shall take thee beneath their care,
Then surely thou never shalt evily fare:
See yonder sword of steel so white,
No helm nor shield shall resist its bite."
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow

In news:

A hybrid, 25 years in the making, is designed to resist a devastating blight.
Homer Outbreak May be Tied to Parents Resisting Vaccines, Says State Epidemiologist.
Approximately 85% to 90% of men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) have radiological evidence of bone metastases.
Chloroquine plus proguanil is widely used for malaria chemoprophylaxis despite low effectiveness in areas where multidrug-resistant malaria occurs.
Once you have your pairs down, all you need to do is resist the temptation to hit the ball too aggressively.
Not for the slender wristed, this robust 46mm titanium watch features a scratch-resistant tungsten unidirectional timing bezel and a helium valve at the nine o'clock position.
Infections caused by multiply resistant Shigella species are a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in Third World countries.
The incidence of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella typhi is rapidly increasing, particularly in the Indian subcontinent and south-east Asia.
Before the Berlin Wall came down, members of the resistance in East Germany kept a wary eye on every street corner, where almost always one could make out the figures of two men slouched down in the front seat of a little red car.
The final chapter of the David Brame scandal reveals some police commanders resisting their deteriorating police chief’s commands.
The official and societal resistance stem from concerns that female participation in sports will erode Saudi norms, including modest dress and segregation of the sexes.
Terrii Wachala Moll (Layla Schwartz) can't resist the oily charms of Garth (Tom Kondilas) in "Kid Simple," now onstage at the Liminis.
The Series 800 Flush Grid Belt is a heavy-duty belt that provides a combination of good drainage, cleanability and wear resistance.
Stainless steels are specified for their excellent corrosion resistance in a variety of environments.
Says it will use corrosion-resistant pipes at the San Francisco Bay area fuel refinery damaged in an August fire.

In science:

The resulting resistivity is given by ρ/ρ0 = J0 / R R dy dz J (y , z ), where ρ0 is the bulk resistivity.
Nanowire atomchip traps for sub-micron atom-surface distances
The a-axis resistivity for these materials is typically larger than the resistivity of gold.
Nanowire atomchip traps for sub-micron atom-surface distances
If the λx are thought of as electrical resistances connected in paral lel, then λk is the equivalent resistance.) 5See, for example, Ref. for a proof.
Shannon Information Theory Without Shedding Tears Over Delta \& Epsilon Proofs or Typical Sequences
On the basis of lowtemperature resistivity and Hall mobility measurements, the authors of attribute the resistivity increase with the vanishing gap to a condensation of free carriers into excitons, placing the EI phase between semimetal and semiconductor, close to G ≈ 0.
Coherent exciton transport in semiconductors
The target of these drugs can become resistant through mutation, and they compare a collection of models for predicting these drugs (log) susceptibility– a measure of drug resistance, based on the location of mutations.
A significance test for the lasso