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 Meanings and Examples of HELD
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
held
 v.  (past tense) grasp, carry, or support with one's arms or hands
 v.  remain or continue in a specified state
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Against the dark background of the kitchen she stood up tall and angular, one hand drawing a quilted counterpane to her flat breast, while the other held a lamp.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  She held the light at the same level, and it drew out with the same distinctness her slim young throat and the brown wrist no bigger than a child's.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
3  Perhaps Zeena had failed to see the new doctor or had not liked his counsels: Ethan knew that in such cases the first person she met was likely to be held responsible for her grievance.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
4  Ethan's hand dropped from the door-knob, which he had held clenched since he had drawn the door shut on Mattie.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
5  She seemed to melt against him in her terror, and he caught her in his arms, held her fast there, felt her lashes beat his cheek like netted butterflies.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
6  Her lips, groping for his, swept over his face, and he held her fast in a rapture of surprise.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
7  Coastal Georgia was too firmly held by an entrenched aristocracy for him ever to hope to win the place he intended to have.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
8  Here in north Georgia was a rugged section held by a hardy people.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  John Wilkes always held his barbecues there, on the gentle slope leading down to the rose garden, a pleasant shady place and a far pleasanter place, for instance, than that used by the Calverts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
10  He held her fan in one hand and his untouched plate of barbecue in the other and stubbornly refused to meet the eyes of Honey, who seemed on the verge of an outburst of tears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
11  However, ladies have seldom held any charms for me.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
12  He yelled just as loudly when she held him as when Prissy did.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
13  Little Wade had to be held up time and again, so that ladies who ventured as far through the ooze as their carriage blocks could exclaim over him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
14  "Mrs. Bonnell's children have the measles," said Mrs. Merriwether abruptly, showing plainly that she held Mrs. Bonnell personally responsible for permitting such a thing to happen.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
15  Pitty fumbled at her skirt and held the vial to her nose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (155 in 11 pages)
16  Blake held his handkerchief over the mouthpiece to muffle his voice.
17  The government held a vote of confidence and lost/won it.
18  A Western European summit was held in Bonn.
19  Discussions are held on an informal basis within the department.
20  She held her breath with wonder and delight.
21  She held the coin carefully between finger and thumb.
22  He held the bird gently in the palm of his hand.
23  He held a piece of ice and bit off a little.
24  Children were held in captivity until British soldiers entered the village.
25  The trial was held / The case was heard in camera.
26  The committee held its founding congress in the capital, Riga.
27  Guerillas captured and briefly held an important provincial capital.
28  A buffer stock of grain was held in case of emergency shortages.
29  Each party in the case is entitled to inspect the documents held by the other.
30  He is currently being held in a metropolitan correctional center.