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 Meanings and Examples of HOLD
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hold
 v.  take and keep something in your hand or arms
 v.  contain or be able to contain something
 v.  support something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  or whom he could hold entranced before a ledge of granite thrusting up through the fern while he unrolled the huge panorama of the ice age, and the long dim stretches of succeeding time.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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2  She slipped out of his hold without speaking, and he stooped down and felt for the key.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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3  He saw a scarcely perceptible tremor cross her face, and without knowing what he did he stooped his head and kissed the bit of stuff in his hold.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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4  They stood looking at each other as if the eyes of each were straining to absorb and hold fast the other's image.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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5  She freed herself from his hold and he heard her sobbing.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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6  She tightened her fierce hold about his neck.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
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7  Scarlett obeyed, bracing herself and catching firm hold of one of the bedposts.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Really, it took a lot of sense to cultivate and hold such a pose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  And, besides, Beatrice Tarleton never willingly permitted anyone, black or white, to hold reins when her arms were out of slings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  The languor of midday had taken hold of the gathering, but underneath lurked tempers that could rise to killing heights in a second and flare out as quickly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  The way to get a man interested and to hold his interest was to talk about him, and then gradually lead the conversation around to yourself-- and keep it there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  She caught hold of the back of the chair, her knees going weak under her, as Rhett Butler rose from the sofa where he had been lying and made her a bow of exaggerated politeness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  I fail to understand what charms the elegant Mr. Wilkes can hold for a girl of your tempestuous nature.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  Well, you saw how she was carrying on with every man she could get hold of--even Mr. Kennedy and he's her own sister's beau.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  If she could only be with Ellen, just to see her, to hold onto her skirt, to cry and pour out the whole story in her lap.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (209 in 14 pages)
16  Joey would walk into the bar and hold court all night.
17  He first had to get hold of some basic facts.
18  I like the subtle friendship that does not hold people together.
19  He admitted he did not hold to the traditional view of God.
20  Among people here, traditional values still hold sway.
21  The enormous publicity surrounding the case will make it very difficult to hold a fair trial.
22  This is a modern health services research unit but you hold an antiquated view of science.
23  Sports cars tend to hold their value well.
24  I hold an optimistic view of events.
25  Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
26  He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue.
27  We must face tomorrow, whatever it may hold, with determination, joy, and bravery.
28  May its blessings lead into a wonderful year for you and all whom you hold dear.
29  Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
30  Observers reckon the Bank of England will hold fire until nearer the Budget.