run-resistant

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj run-resistant (of hosiery) resistant to runs or (in Britain) ladders
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Usage

In literature:

Sometimes they are the most arrant cowards, and will turn and run away at the slightest appearance of resistance or attack.
"Three Boys in the Wild North Land" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Resist him, and he'll run away.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
And nobody who runs rackets can permit resistance.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
So when I saw Betty I could not resist running up to her; but when I got quite close I stood still.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
I stood, numb and with a terrific compulsion running through my nerves, which I resisted with all my will.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
Still, I couldn't resist stealing a couple of days to run up here and see you all.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine
Ripples of impulse run through them, Flattering resistance.
"Some Imagist Poets" by Richard Aldington
But you know how impossible it is to resist chasing anything that runs away from you.
"Bear Brownie" by H. P. Robinson
Lebanon was taken possession of without more resistance than a running fight in which a notorious Capt.
"The Struggle for Missouri" by John McElroy
Some slaves, unable to resist the torments of hunger, had run away to the besieging camp.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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In poetry:

Nor can you well his hugs resist;
Or palming of his dirty fist.
Let me, in this case, win the day,
As Hudibras did--run away.
"The Virtues Of Election Ale" by William Hutton

In news:

Autoseal® 3500F is designed for use on dense EPDM glass run channel applications where abrasion and chemical resistance are required.
Broncos running back Travis Henry knows the sports world will not be able to resist having fun at his expense.
Congress is moving to put under military control all armed contractors operating in combat zones, a Pentagon recommendation that could run into resistance at the State Department.
L'eggs rolls out run-resistant sheers.
We were all over it when we read that watching re-runs helps you resist temptation.
Dow Corn, Resistant to a Weed Killer , Runs Into Opposition.
Women's fashion retailer Lane Bryant wants to know why some television networks are resisting running the company's new lingerie advertisement during certain time periods.
NORTHAMPTON — What can one do really, to resist the corporate power that seems increasingly to be running the country.
L'eggs launches run-resistant hosiery .
Despite that, he continued to resist and kicked one of the officers in the leg before trying to run off.
After decades of resistance, Utah, a state run by teetotalers, discovered alcohol and found it was good, or at least profitable.
Commodity ETFs run into resistance .
L'eggs launches run- resistant hosiery.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with resisting arrest in his offseason hometown of Houston.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was cleared Tuesday on charges of resisting arrest .
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In science:

Each simulation uses Newtonian viscosity n and resistivity h and is run until a statistical steady state is reached.
The divergence of neighboring magnetic field lines and fast-particle diffusion in strong magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, with application to thermal conduction in galaxy clusters
The edges present in the cluster have resistivity one, the edges that are absent are total insulators. A key question is to find the total current density — per unit area of the plates — running through the system.
Recent progress on the Random Conductance Model
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