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 Meanings and Examples of BEHOLD
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behold
 v.  have in sight; see clearly; look at; perceive by the visual faculty
Classic Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
1  You may easily imagine that after spending a month at El Dorado I can desire to behold nothing upon earth but Miss Cunegonde.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XXI
2  "Then I behold, once more, my dear Candide," cried Pangloss.
Candide By Voltaire
Context  Highlight   In XXVII
3  As for Fantine, she was a joy to behold.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOUR AND FOUR
4  This woman's child was one of the most divine creatures that it is possible to behold.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
5  Our man offers no opposition, and behold him transformed into Champmathieu.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—HOW JEAN MAY BECOME CHAMP
6  Let us behold in Waterloo only that which is in Waterloo.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVII—IS WATERLOO TO BE CONSIDERED GOOD?
7  To see a corpse is alarming, to behold a resurrection is almost as much so.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER VII—IN WHICH WILL BE FOUND THE ORIGIN OF THE SAYI...
8  A handful of dirt, a breath, and behold Adam.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—HE MAY BE OF USE
9  The sorrow which he felt was the sorrow which he would have felt in the presence of any other man whom he had chanced to behold stretched out in death.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER IV—END OF THE BRIGAND
10  behold a misserable calamity, and I will show you my certificates.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—QUADRIFRONS
11  They take possession of peace, of tranquillity, of leisure; behold, they are content.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
12  And behold, they are almost gay.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
13  He bristled up in hideous wise; nothing is so formidable to behold as ferocious beasts who are uneasy; their terrified air evokes terror.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A CAB RUNS IN ENGLISH AND BARKS IN SLANG
14  It was forty-eight hours since he had seen Cosette; he was about to behold her once more; every other thought was effaced, and he felt only a profound and unheard-of joy.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER II—MARIUS
15  Yes, you clearly behold the future, yes, you are right.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE HORIZON WHICH ONE BEHOLDS FROM THE SUMMIT O...
Example Sentence:
1  He called the minister of the interior and, lo and behold, within about an hour, the prisoners were released.
2  The babe was a wonder to behold.
3  The horticultural efforts of individual residents are a joy to behold, and reflect great credit on those concerned.
4  We can behold a tiny figure in the distance.
5  Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
6  Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover ev-erybody's face their own.
7  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
8  Beauty is in the beholder's eye.