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Hold

verb
(past & past part. held; pres. part. holding)
1.
Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,.  Synonyms: keep, maintain.  "Hold in place" , "She always held herself as a lady" , "The students keep me on my toes"
2.
Have or hold in one's hands or grip.  Synonym: take hold.  "A crazy idea took hold of him"
3.
Organize or be responsible for.  Synonyms: give, have, make, throw.  "Have, throw, or make a party" , "Give a course"
4.
Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.  Synonyms: have, have got.  "He has got two beautiful daughters" , "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
5.
Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view.  Synonyms: deem, take for, view as.  "View as important" , "Hold these truths to be self-evident" , "I hold him personally responsible"
6.
Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).  Synonyms: entertain, harbor, harbour, nurse.  "Entertain interesting notions" , "Harbor a resentment"
7.
To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.  Synonyms: confine, restrain.  "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade" , "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center" , "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
8.
Secure and keep for possible future use or application.  Synonyms: hold back, keep back, retain.  "I reserve the right to disagree"
9.
Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.  Synonym: bear.  "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
10.
Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.  Synonyms: hold up, support, sustain.  "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam" , "What's holding that mirror?"
11.
Contain or hold; have within.  Synonyms: bear, carry, contain.  "The canteen holds fresh water" , "This can contains water"
12.
Have room for; hold without crowding.  Synonyms: accommodate, admit.  "The theater admits 300 people" , "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
13.
Remain in a certain state, position, or condition.  "They held on the road and kept marching"
14.
Support or hold in a certain manner.  Synonyms: bear, carry.  "He carried himself upright"
15.
Be valid, applicable, or true.  Synonyms: obtain, prevail.
16.
Assert or affirm.
17.
Have as a major characteristic.  "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
18.
Be capable of holding or containing.  Synonyms: contain, take.  "The flask holds one gallon"
19.
Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance.  Synonyms: book, reserve.  "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family" , "Please hold a table at Maxim's"
20.
Protect against a challenge or attack.  Synonyms: defend, guard.  "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
21.
Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted.  Synonyms: bind, obligate, oblige.  "I'll hold you by your promise"
22.
Hold the attention of.  "This story held our interest" , "She can hold an audience spellbound"
23.
Remain committed to.
24.
Resist or confront with resistance.  Synonyms: defy, hold up, withstand.  "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear" , "The bridge held"
25.
Be pertinent or relevant or applicable.  Synonyms: apply, go for.  "This theory holds for all irrational numbers" , "The same rules go for everyone"
26.
Stop dealing with.
27.
Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.  Synonyms: check, contain, control, curb, hold in, moderate.  "Hold your tongue" , "Hold your temper" , "Control your anger"
28.
Keep from departing.  "Hold the horse"
29.
Take and maintain control over, often by violent means.
30.
Cause to stop.  Synonyms: arrest, halt.  "Arrest the progress" , "Halt the presses"
31.
Cover as for protection against noise or smell.  "Hold one's nose"
32.
Drink alcohol without showing ill effects.  Synonym: carry.  "He had drunk more than he could carry"
33.
Aim, point, or direct.
34.
Declare to be.  Synonyms: adjudge, declare.  "Judge held that the defendant was innocent"
35.
Be in accord; be in agreement.  Synonyms: agree, concord, concur.  "I can't agree with you!" , "I hold with those who say life is sacred" , "Both philosophers concord on this point"
36.
Keep from exhaling or expelling.



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"Hold" Quotes from Famous Books



... later than he had planned. But Art, which is long-lived, recks little of Time, an evanescent thing. He was enthusiastic over his subject. He would make not one sketch, but two. That lake, like the gates, was worthy of immortality. Of course, the house must come first. He unpacked a canvas hold-all, and soon ...
— The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley • Louis Tracy

... mounting her. Looking to the right she could see that Mrs. Carbuncle had only just floundered through the hedge. Lucinda was still ahead, but Sir Griffin was falling behind, as though divided in duty between the niece and the aunt. Then they passed through a gate, and Lord George stayed his horse to hold it for her. She tried to thank him but he stopped her. "Don't mind talking, but come along; and take it easy." She smiled again, and he told himself that she was wondrous pretty. And then her pluck was so good! And then she had four thousand ...
— The Eustace Diamonds • Anthony Trollope

... you going?" said the policeman on guard at the door, catching hold of their tatters and pushing them aside. But he was one against many, and, without taking any notice, they all entered and stood there, reeking of vodki, silent ...
— Creatures That Once Were Men • Maxim Gorky

... love to sight gave keener power, And lovers looked for special boons In brighter flowers and larger moons. But wave the foliage as it may, And let the sky be ashen gray, Thus much at least a manly youth May hold—and yet not blush—as truth: If near that blessed spot of earth Which saw the cherished maiden's birth No softer dews than usual rise, And life there keeps its wonted guise, Yet not the less that spot may seem As lovely as a poet's dream; And should a fervid faith incline To make thereof ...
— Poems of Henry Timrod • Henry Timrod

... obeys him. The movements of the one are hindered by the burden on his shoulder; of the other, by the bridle on his lips: there is no way by which the burden may be lightened; but we need not suffer from the bridle if we do not champ at it. To yield reverence to another, to hold ourselves and our lives at his disposal, is not slavery; often it is the noblest state in which a man can live in this world. There is, indeed, a reverence which is servile, that is to say irrational or selfish: but there is also noble reverence, that is to say, reasonable and loving; ...
— Selections From the Works of John Ruskin • John Ruskin

... yellowish syrupy solution of pyroxylin, ether, and alcohol, used as an adhesive to close small wounds and hold surgical dressings, in topical medications, ...
— Mother's Remedies - Over One Thousand Tried and Tested Remedies from Mothers - of the United States and Canada • T. J. Ritter

... and was under the wire in a twinkling. Jewel crept gleefully after her, but was careful to hold her little skirts out of harm's way as they climbed down the steep bank and at last rested among the ferns by the brook. Its louder babble seemed to welcome them. Nature had been busy at her miracle working since the child's last visit. Without moving she ...
— Jewel - A Chapter In Her Life • Clara Louise Burnham

... the legitimate traverser of the land, crossing the peninsula from the Pyrenees and the Asturias to the Alpuxarras, the Serrania de Ronda, and even to the gates of Gibraltar. He lives frugally and hardily: his alforjas of coarse cloth hold his scanty stock of provisions; a leathern bottle, hanging at his saddle-bow, contains wine or water, for a supply across barren mountains and thirsty plains. A mule-cloth spread upon the ground, is his bed at night, and his pack-saddle is his pillow. His low, but clean-limbed and sinewy form ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Vol. 19, Issue 547, May 19, 1832 • Various

... all the wisdom of the past, as well as all the reason of the present, condemns, if it were possible to rub out our actions, as a child rubs from his slate a wrong sum, and begin the work of life over again. But this cannot be. We weave hourly the web that is to bind us in the future. Our to-days hold the fate of our to-morrows. What we do is done for ever, and in some degree will ...
— The Allen House - or Twenty Years Ago and Now • T. S. Arthur

... alluring plot, and is well and skillfully worked out. The incidents are dramatic, and therefore always striking, and the entire romance will hold ...
— The International Spy - Being the Secret History of the Russo-Japanese War • Allen Upward

... season, in a great scarcity of peaches, that the good people of Poggibonsi, finding them rather dear, sent, instead of the customary tribute, a quantity of fine juicy figs, which was so much disapproved of by the pages, that as soon as they got hold of them, they began in rage to empty the baskets on the heads of the ambassadors of the Poggibonsi, who, in attempting to fly as well as they could from the pulpy shower, half-blinded, and recollecting that peaches would have had stones ...
— Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) • Isaac D'Israeli

... that if, as was already anticipated, Russia broke off her alliance with Napoleon, he was likely to be offered his former position of British commissioner at the Russian headquarters. He said that if by the time that came off I had got up Russian, he would apply for me to go with him, so I got hold of a Russian Pole in London, a political exile, a gentleman and an awfully good fellow. I took him with me down to Canterbury, where our depot was, and worked five or six hours a day with him steadily, so that when, at the outbreak of war, Sir Robert got his appointment ...
— Through Russian Snows - A Story of Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow • G. A Henty

... rejoined, "but wait! When you get into bed to-night, lie on your back, and in your right hand hold a sharp knife on your breast, the point upwards. Remain in this attitude from between eleven o'clock till two, and see ...
— Werwolves • Elliott O'Donnell

... such a distribution. In thus ignoring the administrative functions of the state, they have left a difficult question for the courts, upon which the legislature often seeks in part to cast them. The general tendency has been to construe, in such circumstances, the judicial power broadly, and hold that it may thus be extended over much which is rather to be called quasi-judicial.11 A distinction is taken between entrusting jurisdiction of this character to the courts, and imposing it upon them. Where the statute can be ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... of these modern engines of war, it may well be asked how many pieces the defense will be able to preserve intact for the last period of a siege—for the very moment at which it has most need of a few guns to hold the assailants in check and destroy the assaulting columns. Engineers have proposed two methods of protecting these few indispensable pieces. The first of these consists in placing each gun under a masonry vault, which ...
— Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XXI., No. 531, March 6, 1886 • Various

... am not in my nature wondrous constant,' replied he; 'I tell you only what has hitherto happened to me, not what will; that I have yet never been so, is no fault of mine, but power or truth in those beauties, to whom I have given my heart; rather believe they wanted charms to hold me, than that I, (where wit and beauty engaged me) should prove so false to my own pleasure. I am very much afraid, madam, if I find my eyes as agreeably entertained when I shall have the honour to see your ...
— Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister • Aphra Behn

... broke his string, and then he cut the strings of Charles and Grace. He took hold of their hands and led them up ...
— The Book of One Syllable • Esther Bakewell

... matter of the fault for the loss of the said galleons, I hold it certain that documents will be presented in your Majesty's Council, written by the parties to whom that loss may be attributed; and that, if such should be the case, what each one would write ...
— The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XVIII, 1617-1620 • Various

... "Hold on! avast! belay! I'm thinkin'!" said Sam. The boy accordingly held on, avasted, and belayed until his companion had thought ...
— The Garret and the Garden • R.M. Ballantyne

... understand that there was nothing to stand by or put through, that his talent was not talent at all, but merely a vain man's longing to possess talent—well, the situation became pretty bad. I tried to be civil. I tried to hold my tongue, indeed I did. But to be bullied and grumbled at, and expected to work, so as to give him leisure and means for the development of gifts which ...
— The Far Horizon • Lucas Malet

... of discovery, especially since Cook enlarged our knowledge of the oriental island world. A new and still more pregnant contrast then thrust itself to the front in the fact that the blacks and the lighter-colored peoples are each separated into widely differing groups. While the former hold especially the immense, almost continental, regions of Australia (New Holland) and New Guinea, and also the larger archipelagos, such as New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, Fiji (Viti) Archipelago—that is, the western areas—the north and east, ...
— The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes • Fedor Jagor; Tomas de Comyn; Chas. Wilkes; Rudolf Virchow.

... actual words. Now this court of mine here in Tom Belcher's sto, ain't like other courts. I have to do the decidin' myself; I have to interpret the true spirit of the law, without technicalities an' quibbles such as becloud it in other an' higher courts. An' I hold that since a dog is de facto an' de jure an individual, he has a right to life, liberty an' the ...
— O Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1919 • Various

... the two men safely entered the manhole. They examined the thermometer, trimmed the burners that were necessary to be kept alight, wound up the motor springs, and then descended with a rapidity that caused the spectators to hold their breaths. ...
— Doctor Jones' Picnic • S. E. Chapman

... "Now, hold your wrath, father," she said, laughing with the rest. "He does but plague you. Bear with him for the sake of that beautitude you cited, which ...
— Love-at-Arms • Raphael Sabatini

... he had grown some, too, and continued to be a pretty good boy and had managed to hold his grip through many ups and downs. He it was who stood by the bow line to make fast as quick as the Liberdade came to the pier at the end ...
— Voyage of the Liberdade • Captain Joshua Slocum

... greater part of the Arabic nation, however, had remained true to its old customs, and no despotism could get hold of them. The extent of the Asiatic and African deserts, their fiery sky and parched soil, and the poverty of the inhabitants have ever been the protection of the Arabs. The rule of the Persians, ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. X. • Kuno Francke

... three thousand two hundred people at a time. The wooden theatre of Scaurus contained eighty thousand seats; that of Marcellus would seat twenty thousand; the Colosseum would seat eighty-seven thousand, and give standing space for twenty-two thousand more. The Circus Maximus would hold three hundred and eighty-five thousand spectators. If only one person out of four of the free population witnessed the games and spectacles at a time, we thus must have four millions of people altogether in the city. The Aurelian walls are now only thirteen miles in circumference, ...
— The Old Roman World • John Lord

... mental subconsciousness which holds the wraiths of departed joys. Memories of the golden hours spent in threading the flowery maze of the vast Archipelago, seem a mere handful of shells gathered on the surf-beaten shores, but if even the empty shell can hold the sound of the waves, this brief record of a cruise in sunny seas may also convey faint whispers of that syren voice which echoed through the ages of the past, and still allures the spellbound listener to the swaying ...
— Through the Malay Archipelago • Emily Richings

... 'Hold thy peace, blasphemer!' I could not but rejoin, 'and take heed lest thy impious tongue draw down a whirlwind of God to the destruction of ...
— Zenobia - or, The Fall of Palmyra • William Ware

... 'Give me that handkerchief off your neck.' She gave it without a word. I threw myself upon the body of the housekeeper,—and planting my knee on her breast, I tied the handkerchief round her throat in a single tie, giving Grace one end to hold, while I drew the other tight enough to finish my terrible work. Her eyes literally started from her head, she gave one groan, and all was over. I then cut the body in four pieces, and turned a large washtub ...
— Life in the Clearings versus the Bush • Susanna Moodie

... feel able to drive into town to-morrow, we will hold the examination. It will not take very much of your time, and if in the morning you do not feel able to attempt it, don't hesitate to send me word, and it shall ...
— Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation • James Otis

... representations of scenery and rockwork, in the endeavour to carry the eye and mind to the actual localities in which the various species of animals are found—an advance in art not dreamed of fifty years ago—and also correctly model the heads and limbs of animals, we still hold our own, and are as far advanced in ...
— Practical Taxidermy • Montagu Browne

... asked by the opponents of such views as I hold, how, for instance, could a land carnivorous animal have been converted into one with aquatic habits; for how could the animal in its transitional state have subsisted? It would be easy to show that there now ...
— On the Origin of Species - 6th Edition • Charles Darwin

... told him. "I've often wondered why you didn't try your luck abroad. You'd have been sure to hold your own. Well, anyway, come in and have some tea. I don't know what mother would say to me if she came in and found I'd let you stay out in the cold. ...
— The Judge • Rebecca West

... the Marquis of Lansdowne, having consulted with his military adviser, desires me to observe that, whatever position Mr. Cronje may hold in the Transvaal army, he decidedly on the occasion in question acted as an officer in authority, and guaranteed the lives of Dr. Jameson and all his men if they at once laid ...
— The Transvaal from Within - A Private Record of Public Affairs • J. P. Fitzpatrick

... sang out, for the amazed old gentleman was mechanically drinking his whiskey out of sheer fright. The rest had forgotten their drinks. "Not one swallow," the boy continued. "No, you'll not put it down either. You'll keep hold of it, and you'll dance all round this place. Around and around. And don't you spill any. And I'll be thinking what ...
— Red Men and White • Owen Wister

... before her; and it is neither right nor necessary that she should put away all hope of happiness indefinitely. There is only one time when the joy of life is more real than its sorrows. With kinsman Lyle's counsel, and Foster to work the land, I can hold the Manor and care for my brother, and for both to remain here would be a useless sacrifice. So if you love her, as I believe you do, it is right that you should enjoy together what is sent you. Grace should ...
— Lorimer of the Northwest • Harold Bindloss

... for the removal, and for their maintenance in the mean time; and that, if they fall sick, and cannot be removed, the parish which gave the certificate must maintain them; none of all which can be without a certificate. Which reasons will hold proportionably for parishes not granting certificates in ordinary cases; for it is far more than an equal chance, but that they will have the certificated persons again, and in a worse condition." The moral of this observation seems to be, that certificates ought always ...
— An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations • Adam Smith

... this could not be done, but that they were willing to pay over any reasonable number of ponies to make amends for the death. This offer was of course promptly refused, and the commander notified them that if they did not surrender the murderers by a certain time he would hold the whole tribe responsible and would promptly move out and attack them. Upon this the chiefs, after holding full counsel with the tribe, told the commander that they had no power to surrender the murderers, but that the latter had said that sooner than see their tribe involved in ...
— Hunting the Grisly and Other Sketches • Theodore Roosevelt

... "Garage to hold six cars," repeats the Architect, confessing defeat. "You are, of course, aware that a house on this scale will cost you at ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, September 1st, 1920 • Various

... sensible girl," said Sieur Raymond, complacently. "However, so that he find her no Guinevere or Semiramis or other loose-minded trollop of history, I dare say Monsieur de Puysange will hold to his bargain with indifferent content. Look you, niece, he, also, is buying—though the saying is somewhat rustic—a pig in ...
— The Line of Love - Dizain des Mariages • James Branch Cabell

... liberal faiths. But I have believed that the way to encounter bigotry is by liberality. If any man try to deprive you of your absolute right, begin to defend yourself by giving him his own. Human nature, certainly American human nature, will never, in my opinion, long hold out against that ...
— Autobiography of Seventy Years, Vol. 1-2 • George Hoar

... was not to be talked into such a scheme as that by the offer of any loan, by the mention of any number of thousands. He positively refused to consider the proposition; and his uncle, with equal positiveness, refused to hold any further converse with him on the subject of a profession. "Pritchett will pay you your present allowance," said he, "for two years longer—that ...
— The Bertrams • Anthony Trollope

... she declared. "You have no right to hold me to a bargain which on your side was a lie. I consented to become Mrs. Meysey Hill—never ...
— Anna the Adventuress • E. Phillips Oppenheim

... the public respecting the person in office, seemed to increase. In states where the electors are chosen by the people, names of great political influence were offered for their approbation. The strong hold which Washington had taken of the affections of his countrymen was, on this occasion, fully evinced. In districts where the opposition to his administration was most powerful, where all his measures were most loudly condemned, where those who approved his system possessed least influence, ...
— The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5) • John Marshall

... of man in zoological classification, I fear I have not made myself intelligible. I never meant to adopt Owen's or any other such views, but only to point out that from one point of view he was right. I hold that a distinct family for man, as Huxley allows, is all that can possibly be given him zoologically. But at the same time, if my theory is true—that while the animals which surrounded him have ...
— Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2) • James Marchant

... August 3rd Friday prepare a Small preasent for those Indians and hold a Councul Delivered a Speech & made 8 6 chief ... gave a fiew preasents and, a Smoke a Dram, Some Powder & Ball- the man we Sent not yet come up, Those people express great Satisfaction at the Speech Delivered they are no Oreters, big, ...
— The Journals of Lewis and Clark • Meriwether Lewis et al

... principle. It is of course wrong to break rules at school, authority must be respected, masters must be obeyed, but it is an honourable tradition amongst schoolboys that boys who offend—since offences must come—should owe their consequent punishment to the unassisted efforts of those who hold rule, rather than to the calculating interference of another boy, who, though he may have shared the offence, is unwilling to take his proportion of the result. A sneak, therefore, has in all ages been invested ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 100, April 25, 1891 • Various

... Roger repeated, not loosening his hold of her, for he felt her muscles tense as wire under ...
— Margarita's Soul - The Romantic Recollections of a Man of Fifty • Ingraham Lovell

... preparations or the relenting of his agents, when he himself set fire to one of the largest of the vessels. It was now day, and the people were warned by a deserter from his force, but Jones managed to hold the whole town at bay till he made good his retreat. This daring affair was an impromptu of Jones's genius, justified in his view by similar depredations of the British on the American coast; but it had an ugly look of ingratitude ...
— Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8 • Various

... forward in a very familiar, friendly manner, and took hold of a long neck chain I was wearing, and asked what I would take ...
— Twenty Years of Hus'ling • J. P. Johnston

... sacred persons, and wherein it is always night: and there folk seek for monstrous pleasures, even at the price of instant death, and win to both of these swiftly. Everywhere my palaces stand upon high places near the sea: so they are beheld from afar by those whom I hold dearest, my beautiful broad-chested mariners, who do not fear even me, but know that in my palaces they will find notable employment. For I must tell you of what is to be encountered within these places that are mine, and of how pleasantly we pass our ...
— Jurgen - A Comedy of Justice • James Branch Cabell

... fact, have black lines so fine and so closely spaced as to take on the character of line engraving. It did not, of course, have the range of tones or the delicacy of modeling possible in the copper plate medium, where every little trench cut by the burin would hold ink BELOW the wiped-off surface, to be transferred to dampened paper under the heavy pressure of the cylinder press. In addition, the roughness of early paper, which was serious for the woodcut, created no difficulties for the line engraver or for ...
— Why Bewick Succeeded - A Note in the History of Wood Engraving • Jacob Kainen

... sups with the devil should hold a long spoon.' All the same, if you can bear another proverb, 'It's an ill wind,' etc. If I hadn't been hard up for a refuge, I should never have thought of bringing you up here, and for any one to get an idea of Oxford it's as good a ...
— Berry And Co. • Dornford Yates

... silence that followed she stifled a sob, realizing that it wasn't Tabs who was the obstacle. Turning hysterically to Terry, she laid hold of both her hands. "I can't do it—can't, can't by myself. I can only do it if you'll tell Lord Taborley to ...
— The Kingdom Round the Corner - A Novel • Coningsby Dawson

... Mrs. Ripwinkley, assenting in full faith, beforehand; for Mrs. Ripwinkley, if I need now to tell you of it, was not an ordinary woman, and did not take things in an ordinary selfish way, but grasped right hold of the inward right and truth of them, and believed in it; sometimes before she could quite see it; and she never had any doubt of Luclarion Grapp. "Well! And now tell me all ...
— Real Folks • Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

... funds. The Louisiana Purchase tract was so far away and would require so much money and so many men to protect it, that, in his estimation, it was probably better to dispose of it at a good price rather than hold, and he feared, in the event of war, which was imminent, he would lose the colony of Louisiana within sixty days after he took possession. The treaty of Amiens was at an end; Austria was threatening; a British fleet was ...
— Final Report of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission • Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commission

... "You don't know these society belles. They can show a great deal of favor to more than one fellow, yet never permit themselves to be pinned by a definite promise. They are harder to catch and hold than a wild Bedouin; but such a girl as Miss Wildmere is worth the effort. Yes, Madge, I do wish you were like her. It would be grand sport to champion you in society and see you run amuck among the fellows. It's a thousand pities that you are such an invalid. I've thought more ...
— A Young Girl's Wooing • E. P. Roe

... Heaven? 'It is within you.' It is that which you hold, and live in spiritually; the real, of which all earthly, outward being and having are but the show. It is the region wherein little children 'do always behold the Face of my Father which is in Heaven.' It ...
— Faith Gartney's Girlhood • Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

... Then, shaken with joy and surprise, with a delicious terror and something of a child's innocent chagrin, she went noiselessly back to her own room, closed the communicating door, and undressed with pauses for the dreams that would come creeping over body and soul, and hold her in their exquisite stillness ...
— Harriet and the Piper - (Norris Volume XI) • Kathleen Norris

... determination of the day before to tell everything to her husband, to confess his sin before him, and to hold himself ready for any satisfaction he might demand, came to his mind. But this morning it did not seem to him so easy as it had yesterday. "And then, what is the good of making a man miserable? If he asks me, I will tell him; but to call on him specially ...
— The Awakening - The Resurrection • Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy

... he will venture to murder a British officer, when he knows that his strong-hold is discovered, and that his death would certainly be avenged?" exclaimed the colonel. "Poor fellow! and my little niece—if the poor girl ever escapes from that infernal den—I'm afraid ...
— The Pirate of the Mediterranean - A Tale of the Sea • W.H.G. Kingston

... was lighted in the galley, and all hands had something to eat. There was not much water in the cabin; but, as darkness set in, and the flood tide made, the seas began to come aboard. There was a heavy general cargo in the hold, six steerage passengers, four men and two women (one of whom had a baby), and one cabin passenger, who was going to manage Woodside Station in ...
— The Book of the Bush • George Dunderdale

... see," asked the Piper very gently, "that you cannot help but make the music wrong? The Master gives you one deep note to play, and you hold it, always the same note, till the music is at ...
— A Spinner in the Sun • Myrtle Reed

... extravagances of the early monks. The old monasticism never could have arisen under a religious system controlled by natural and healthful spiritual ideas. It has no attractions for minds unclouded by superstition. It has lost its hold upon the modern man because the ancient ideas of God and his world, upon which it thrived, ...
— A Short History of Monks and Monasteries • Alfred Wesley Wishart

... of the affirmations or formulas below to hold in thought while in the Silence. You may change or vary these ...
— The Silence • David V. Bush

... the mutineers received him with eager joy, harsh and repellent as he appeared, they cheerfully obeyed him; for he could hold out to them a prospect, which lured a bright smile to the bearded lips ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers

... something was out of joint with you, and I have come on purpose to see. Why what's the matter with your neck? You have it swaddled up as if you were determined to defy the hangman's rope from ever getting a hold of you," ejaculated ...
— The Black-Sealed Letter - Or, The Misfortunes of a Canadian Cockney. • Andrew Learmont Spedon

... instant, had directed him to her, as one who could feel pity for his trouble and desolation. But at that glance, joined to something strangely peculiar in the captive's figure and attitude, a nervous thrill shot through AEnone's heart, causing her to hold her breath in unreasoning apprehension; a fear of something which she could not explain, a dim consciousness of some forgotten association of the past arising to confront her, but which she could not for the moment ...
— The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 - Devoted To Literature And National Policy • Various

... least no person who will condescend to take such an advantage. His discourse is such a continued mixture of Wenbourne-Hill, his money, mortgages, grottos, groves, the wherewithals, and the young gentleman his son, that laughter scarcely can hold to hear him. Were the thing practicable, he would ...
— Anna St. Ives • Thomas Holcroft

... Carlton's decree was granted him, but he stays to hold me in his arms while I wait for mine. You ask if we are engaged? ...
— Letters of a Dakota Divorcee • Jane Burr

... sister and myself lived in the small house to the west; my father took up his residence in that towards the east; and the large hut in the centre was the place where the children slept. Round about the last we suspended some boards by cords, to hold our dishes and various kitchen utensils. A table, two benches, some chairs, a large couch, some old barrels, a mill to grind the cotton, implements of husbandry, constituted the furniture of that cottage. Nevertheless, in spite of its humbleness, the sun came and gilded our roofs ...
— Perils and Captivity • Charlotte-Adelaide [nee Picard] Dard

... deemed best for their interest and welfare. But until this can be done, the laws now in existence, and not in conflict with the constitution of the United States, will be continued until changed by competent authority; and those persons who hold office will continue in the same for the present, provided they swear to support that constitution, and to faithfully perform ...
— What I Saw in California • Edwin Bryant

... I've not come here to crow. . . . I've come to tell you, as man to man, that I don't hold 'twas a pretty trick she played us over them two hundreds. You may see it different, and I hope you do. I don't bear her no grudge, you understand? . . . But if you've still a mind to her, and she've a mind to you, I stand out from this ...
— Hocken and Hunken • A. T. Quiller-Couch

... an eye for beauty, but she was not contemplative. She was now helping Dale drive the horses and hold them in rather close formation. She rode well, and as yet showed no symptoms of fatigue or pain. Helen began to be aware of both, but not enough yet ...
— The Man of the Forest • Zane Grey

... the most precise and vivid apprehension of small realities. There was no proportion in his mind; and vaticination and twaddle rolled off his eloquent tongue as chance would have it. At one time he would discourse like a seer, on the slightest instigation, by the hour together; and next, he would hold forth with equal solemnity, on the pettiest matter of domestic economy. I have known him take up some casual notice of a "beck" (brook) in the neighborhood, and discourse of brooks for two hours, till his ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 7, No. 43, May, 1861 • Various

... laugh! It irritated me, maddened me, as nothing else under the sun could irritate or madden me. It haunted me, gripped hold of me, and would not let me go. It was a huge, Gargantuan laugh. Waking or sleeping it was always with me, whirring and jarring across my heart-strings like an enormous rasp. At break of day it came whooping across the fields to spoil my pleasant morning revery. Under the aching noonday glare, ...
— Moon-Face and Other Stories • Jack London

... dressed only in woolens. The heavy skin clothing of his antagonist hampered his action. In spite of this, Dave felt himself losing out in the battle. The stranger's hand was gripping closer and closer to his throat, and he felt his own hand losing its hold on the knife-blade, when he heard a welcome roar from the hatchway. It was Jarvis. With one leap he was at Dave's side. For an old man, he was surprisingly quick. Yet, he was not too quick, for the murderous knife was swinging above ...
— Lost In The Air • Roy J. Snell

... Lanark came hither from England in 1845 to read lectures or hold conversations wherever he could find listeners—the most amiable, sanguine, and candid of men. He had not the least doubt that he had hit on the plan of right and perfect Socialism, or that mankind would adopt ...
— Socialism - A Summary and Interpretation of Socialist Principles • John Spargo

... knew how to be severe upon occasion, but he saw talent in advance of the public and dispensed encouragement heartily, so that he made himself almost a foster-father to the literature of his generation in France. But there is a class of anonymous reviewers in England and America who seem to hold a traditional theory that the function of a critic toward new-born talent is analogous to that of Pharaoh toward the infant ...
— The Hoosier Schoolmaster - A Story of Backwoods Life in Indiana • Edward Eggleston

... this; Weigh what convenience both of time and means May fit us to our shape: if this should fail, And that our drift look through our bad performance. 'Twere better not assay'd: therefore this project Should have a back or second, that might hold If this did blast in proof. Soft! let me see:— We'll make a solemn wager on your cunnings,— I ha't: When in your motion you are hot and dry,— As make your bouts more violent to that end,— And that he calls for drink, I'll have prepar'd him A chalice for the nonce; whereon but sipping, If ...
— Hamlet, Prince of Denmark • William Shakespeare [Collins edition]

... smiled and talked to the desolate little waifs of humanity as brightly as she could with dim eyes and quivering lips. She, herself, and David, also, had been like this. He had followed her into the room, and was now standing by her side, so that she could clasp his hand and hold ...
— Round Anvil Rock - A Romance • Nancy Huston Banks

... or germs that it contains, while at the same time preserving the salts or gases that it holds in solution. I have reached such a result, and, although it is always delicate to speak of things that one has himself done, I think the question is too important to allow me to hold back my opinion in regard to the apparatus. It is a question of general hygiene before which my own personality must ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 460, October 25, 1884 • Various

... were rolled into cartridges and hidden in a corner under the tiles. They also found the sacks that the Buquets had hidden there after the theft; in the floor of the cellar a hole, "two and a half feet square, and of the same depth had been dug to hold the money;" they had taken the precaution to tear up the flooring above so that the depot could be watched from there. The idea of hiding the treasure here had been abandoned, as we know, in favour of Buquets'; but the discovery ...
— The House of the Combrays • G. le Notre

... too, of the first order. Woe to any unlucky soldier who did not hold up his head and turn out his toes when on parade; or who did not salute the general in proper style as he passed. Having one day, in his Bible researches, encountered the history of Absalom and his melancholy end, the general bethought him ...
— Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete • Washington Irving

... fool, Captain West," she burst forth at last, unable to hold back the words. "I have done my best for you, and you spurn ...
— The Case and The Girl • Randall Parrish

... which the select and silent few were huddled away, stifled him. Stoicism is a fine thing for those whose teeth are gone. But he needed the open air, the great public, the sunshine of glory, the love of thousands of men and women: he needed to hold close to him those whom he loved, to pulverize his enemies, to fight and ...
— Jean Christophe: In Paris - The Market-Place, Antoinette, The House • Romain Rolland

... I hold in my hands—the gift of England to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts—is told the noble, simple story "of Pli[m]oth Plantation." In the midst of suffering and privation and anxiety the pious hand of William Bradford here set down in ample detail the history of the enterprise from its inception ...
— Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation' • William Bradford

... commission arrived at the camp, he had retired from the army. Under these circumstances the Congress thought it just to fill up the commission designed for Mr. Pomeroy with the name of General Thomas as first brigadier. You, consequently, hold the rank to which ...
— Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete • Matthew L. Davis

... said Colonel Preston, who had exchanged a short nod with my father, and he turned to where a dejected-looking group of negroes, both men and women, were standing on the deck close to the open hold. ...
— Mass' George - A Boy's Adventures in the Old Savannah • George Manville Fenn

... moulds. But as scientists they felt no particular interest in the richness of colours and tints. They intentionally neglected the question of how men differ, because they were absorbed by the study of the underlying laws which must hold for every one. It is hardly surprising that the psychologists chose this somewhat barren way; it was a kind of reaction against the fantastic flights of the psychology of olden times. Speculations about the soul had served for centuries. Metaphysics ...
— Psychology and Social Sanity • Hugo Muensterberg

... where they really lay, that is, in the anxiety to keep my country independent of foreign influences—influences which found a fertile soil in our narrow-minded reverence for England and fear of France—and in the desire to hold ourselves aloof from a war which we should not have carried on in our own interests but in dependence upon Austrian and ...
— The German Classics of The Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Vol. X. • Kuno Francke

... of each streamer is given to a girl and boy alternately. The girls hold the ribbon in the left hand and the boys hold the ribbon in the right hand. They spread out into a circle the ribbons or streamers at full length the children standing sideways from the May-pole, the girls facing one direction and the boys facing the opposite direction. The music starts up and the ...
— Games For All Occasions • Mary E. Blain

... the advertisement is the suggestion that the securing of new supplies under the circumstances would be highly uncertain. That pre-war stocks did hold out, sometimes well into the war years may be deduced from a Williamsburg apothecary's advertisement.[64] W. Carter took the occasion of the ending of a partnership with his brother to publish a sort of inventory. Along with the "syrup and ointment pots, all neatly painted and lettered," the ...
— Old English Patent Medicines in America • George B. Griffenhagen

... state of anarchy, and our frontiers would soon be disturbed by leaders of disorderly bands, anxious to carve out principalities for themselves, and having no other means than plunder to maintain their followers. For the acts of such men we could hold no one responsible, after we had driven their Sovereign from his capital to the hills and jungles; and half a century might elapse before order could be restored. In the mean time, wealth would be growing up within our border to invite their ...
— A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II • William Sleeman

... will forthwith come to have the moral approval of the community. Dissenters will of course be found, sporadically, who do not readily fall in with the prevailing animus; but as a general proposition it will still hold true that any such quarrel forthwith becomes a just quarrel in the eyes of those who have so been committed ...
— An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation • Thorstein Veblen

... there," I said, rising haughtily, with my still unadjusted hair falling about me. "It was my father's and is precious to me far beyond its intrinsic value; and I shall hold you accountable for it some day. Take it at once, though, rather than recall the person before me with whose presence you menace me. Keep it yourself, however; I would rather deal with you than the others, false as you have shown ...
— Miriam Monfort - A Novel • Catherine A. Warfield

... I shall go up if you don't. I can't hold in any longer. I'm so tickled, I feel as though I should ...
— Haste and Waste • Oliver Optic

... little flat. There was a dreadful night when hope was well-nigh extinguished, when Stephen Glynn and the two sisters seemed to wrestle with the very angel of death, and Pat himself to face the end. "Shall I—die?" he gasped, and Bridgie's answering smile seemed to hold an angelic sweetness. ...
— The Love Affairs of Pixie • Mrs George de Horne Vaizey

... together; but it seemed to Tom that with a blow of his fist he could easily beat it all in; and as he looked at it he could not help wondering how it had happened that the work which the rocks had thus so nearly effected had not been completely finished. However, the planks did hold together yet; and now the question was, Could any ...
— Lost in the Fog • James De Mille

... "You made an admission to me this morning—one of which any man would in such circumstances demand explanation. You said that my friend had forced you to go to Harrington Gardens. Tell me why? What power does that man hold over you?" ...
— The Sign of Silence • William Le Queux

... horizon, and that only in the day, and our smell informs us of no very distant objects, hence we confide principally in the organ of hearing to apprize us of danger: when we hear any the smallest sound, that we cannot immediately account for, our fears are alarmed, we suspend our steps, hold every muscle still, open our mouths a little, erect our ears, and listen to gain further information: and this by habit becomes the general language of attention to objects of sight, as well as of hearing; and even to the successive ...
— Zoonomia, Vol. I - Or, the Laws of Organic Life • Erasmus Darwin

... of men; submissive, ready for your sake for vileness, for theft, for embezzlement ... Lord it over them with tight reins, with a cruel whip in your hands! ... Ruin them, make them go out of their minds, as long as your desire and energy hold out! ... Look, my dear Jennie, who manages life now if not women! Yesterday's chambermaid, laundress, chorus girl goes through estates worth millions, the way a country-woman of Tver cracks sunflower seeds. ...
— Yama (The Pit) • Alexandra Kuprin

... most violent sports, which were not always kept within the bounds of propriety. Churches were as scarce as schools, and until the Methodist circuit riders made their appearance in the West, the people were little better than heathen. The law had scarcely any hold upon these frontiersmen. They were wild and untamed, and personal freedom was kept in restraint mainly by the law of personal accountability. They were generous and improvident, frank, fearless, easy-going, and filled with an intense scorn for every thing that smacked of Eastern ...
— Great Fortunes, and How They Were Made • James D. McCabe, Jr.

... shall we do is the question," said Christy anxiously. "We have two men on board beside ourselves, and we can hardly expect to hold our own against fifty." ...
— Within The Enemy's Lines - SERIES: The Blue and the Gray—Afloat • Oliver Optic

... horse, he drew his sword, and rushed upon the Prince. The Gryphoness saw the danger of the latter, and she would have gone to his assistance, but she was afraid to loosen her hold of the Amazon Captain ...
— The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales • Frank R. Stockton

... a quart of good yeast.—The best method of preserving common yeast, produced from beer or ale, is to set a quantity of it to settle, closely covered, that the spirit may not evaporate. Provide in the mean time as many small hair sieves as will hold the thick barm: small sieves are mentioned, because dividing the yeast into small quantities conduces to its preservation. Lay over each sieve a piece of coarse flannel that may reach the bottom, and leave at least eight inches over the rim. Pour off ...
— The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, • Mary Eaton

... Sammie. "I have heard that salt water keeps hair from falling out. Anyway, if there's any danger of such a thing, Percival, the old circus dog, doesn't need to hold the bag of salt in the water ...
— Buddy And Brighteyes Pigg - Bed Time Stories • Howard R. Garis

... on St. Swithin's morn, in the said year 1782, the grannies, wives, and babes of Flamborough, who had been to help the launch, but could not pull the laboring oar, nor even hold the tiller, spent the time till ten o'clock in seeing to their own affairs—the most laudable of all pursuits for almost any woman. And then, with some little dispute among them (the offspring of the merest ...
— Mary Anerley • R. D. Blackmore

... boys also received visits from several private detectives, all anxious to take hold of the case, but none of them willing to do so without first ...
— The Rover Boys in Business • Arthur M. Winfield



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