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mount resistance

To try to stop or keep something from happening. I'm worried that the townspeople are going to mount resistance once they learn that yet another tax has been levied against them.
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But due to mounting resistance and threats of industrial action, the administration has been mincing its words on whether the EAC is to be privatised.
Uber has faced mounting resistance worldwide over its
Premier al-Halqi said the bombing comes as a response by the terrorist organizations to national reconciliations in Homs province and across the country, pointing to a mounting resistance against terrorism that terrorist organizations have no support base whatsoever.
The Huthis have met mounting resistance from armed Sunnis, including al-Qaida loyalists, since they swept south from the capital into Sunni-majority areas late last year.
The Houthis have met mounting resistance from armed gunmen, including Al Qaeda loyalists, since they swept south from the capital into many areas late last year.
They are mounting resistance, but I don't think they will manage," he said.
House Republicans' public display of mounting resistance, however, confirmed speculation that - as Politico reported earlier this week - comprehensive immigration reform may be headed toward a slow death this year.
France may have concluded that the days of bank secrecy are numbered, but Switzerland is mounting resistance.
For now, the ban coupled with mounting resistance to Mr Morsi because of his reliance on security forces and the military rather than outreach to his critics, his haughty style of government, a crackdown that last week culminated in the arrest and subsequent release on bail of the Arab world's most prominent political satirist, a series of measures that curtail rather than enhance the role of civic society, and his unilateral rushing through of a controversial constitution that many see as serving an Islamist agenda has postponed the need to take a decision.
It conducted detailed discussion on the programs mapped out concerning agriculture, infrastructure, investment, food security, land and water policies, sufficient energy supply, education, health, labor and human welfare, as well as mounting resistance on the diplomatic, public and media fronts, among others.
A mounting resistance among some owners who claim will not trade at all on these levels may impact the rates, but a wide and unanimous effort would seem necessary for any major positive changes.
While US President Barack Obama has been willing to commit to real cuts in greenhouse gas emissions at the UN, a cloud of doubt hangs over whether he can deliver on such commitments given the persistent and mounting resistance to climate legislation in the US Congress.
The plans had encountered mounting resistance from human rights groups and opposition from political figures and activists.
One of my children already thinks she knows more than I do, and I feel a mounting resistance to her suggestions regarding my health and welfare.
At no stage of the tussle did the hapless Edinburgh side look like mounting resistance - despite four late consolation tries.