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And thus I fought as I never had fought before, against such frightful odds that I cannot realize even now that human muscles could have withstood that awful onslaught, that terrific weight of hurtling tons of ferocious, battling flesh.
With a snarl he sprang toward me with naked sword, but whether Salensus Oll was a good swordsman or a poor I never learned; for with Dejah Thoris at my back I was no longer human--I was a superman, and no man could have withstood me then.
Yet for once I withstood its glamour; for once I turned aside that luminous glance with front of steel.
This natural force is no more to be withstood than any other natural force.
The latter, all the while swearing that he would not go, went on board with a regular arsenal of hunting weapons, among which were two double-barrelled breech-loading fowling-pieces, and a rifle that had withstood every test, of the make of Purdey, Moore & Dickson, at Edinburgh.
The stab came home true and strong, but whoever it was who made that chain armour, he understood his art, for it withstood the steel.
Lydgate's nature demanded this combination: he was an emotional creature, with a flesh-and-blood sense of fellowship which withstood all the abstractions of special study.
As Tarzan picked it up he saw that it had been heavily lacquered and had withstood the slight ravages of time so well as to be in as perfect a state of preservation today as it had been when its owner dropped into his last, long sleep perhaps centuries ago.
He withstood the attack of those wonderful eyes lifted swiftly to his, and answered her gravely.
she was a noble little Dot in such things, and it must have been an obdurate nature that could have withstood her influence.
And wonder took hold of the deathless gods and mortal men when they saw that which was sheer guile, not to be withstood by men.
Calm yourself, my worthy friend," replied Barbicane; "the projectile withstood a very much higher temperature than this as it slid through the strata of the atmosphere.