gainstay (gainstays, present participle gainstaying; past and past participle gainstayed)

  1. (transitive) To stand against or in opposition to; resist; oppose.
  2. (transitive) To deny (the right to); deprive (of).
    • 1926, Theosophical Society (Madras, India), The Theosophist:
      [...] it was intended to be, a living fire of force in the world that cannot be gainstayed and which no storms can shake.

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