impossible to withstand

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And now, while both elastic gunwales were springing in and out, as the whale dallied with the doomed craft in this devilish way; and from his body being submerged beneath the boat, he could not be darted at from the bows, for the bows were almost inside of him, as it were; and while the other boats involuntarily paused, as before a quick crisis impossible to withstand, then it was that monomaniac Ahab, furious with this tantalizing vicinity of his foe, which placed him all alive and helpless in the very jaws he hated; frenzied with all this, he seized the long bone with his naked hands, and wildly strove to wrench it from its gripe.
Palace pumped balls into the box all evening yet Villa stood firm, even when the pressure looked impossible to withstand.
The politicans who oppose (ever so quietly) the Chief of Staff's position believe that it is impossible to withstand international pressure completely, and that some kind of an inquiry will have to be conducted.
But I must say the idea of being on an island without a dentist and a tooth so painful you wish it would come out of your face doesn't strike me as being a fun time.' Although the gregarious 44-year-old admits that he occasionally yearns to get away from the prying eye of the paparazzi, he would find it psychologically impossible to withstand years of enforced isolation.
Hervey, the visiting Earl of Bristol: "My first objection was to the fact itself, but of this there are so many eyewitnesses, it seems impossible to withstand their evidence."
And unless Ramos can prove he is the leader he believes he is over the next month, then the reality is that Levy's support will come under the sort of strain that might be impossible to withstand, no matter how much loyalty he wishes to show.