01. I'm on a diet, but I just can't [resist] a piece of chocolate cheesecake.
02. Vaccines have helped to make us [resistant] to a number of diseases.
03. The governor's attempts to cut social programs have met with [resistance] within his own party.
04. So far, she has been successful at [resisting] eating her favorite desserts since she started her diet.
05. The government successfully [resisted] an attack by rebel forces.
06. This new protective coating helps your car to [resist] rust.
07. Ali's [resistance] to infection has been weakened as a result of his illness.
08. Mohammed said that to overcome evil with good is good, but to [resist] evil by evil is evil.
09. Thomas Jefferson once said, "The spirit of [resistance] to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive."
10. Sun Tzu once said that supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's [resistance] without fighting.
11. There is an old proverb which states that good habits result from [resisting] temptation.
12. Tony Juniper has called the Internet the most potent weapon in the toolbox of [resistance].
13. To avoid catching a cold, eat well, and get plenty of sleep and exercise to keep up your [resistance] to infection.
14. Breast milk contains substances that help your baby [resist] infections and other diseases.
15. Reducing wind [resistance] in motor vehicles aids in increasing gas mileage.
16. Many bacteria are now [resistant] to penicillin.
17. She looked really [irresistable] in her little baby dress and hat.
18. Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma has become an international symbol of heroic and peaceful [resistance] in the face of oppression.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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