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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEHOLDING

It is a picture of horror, which I should have as little pleasure in drawing as you in beholding.

And no thought of impurity came to him on beholding that lily, snowy whiteness.

In the meantime they are happy in their hopes, and for this also they are beholding to me.

And therefore for this reason it is that old age dotes; and that it does so, it is beholding to me.

On beholding him Gervaise uttered such a deep wailing that he awoke.

At the noise of footsteps she raised her head, and shuddered on beholding Jean.

On beholding such a scene she was seized with a furious indignation.

But on beholding the laundress' besotted face, she tremblingly drew back.

Gilberte gave a little scream of delight on beholding Henriette.

Muche chuckled with delight on beholding her dreadful condition.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bihaldan (West Saxon behealdan) "give regard to, hold in view," also "to keep hold of, to belong to," from be- + haldan, healdan (see hold). Related: Beheld; beholding. A common West Germanic compound, cf. Old Saxon bihaldan "hold, keep," Old Frisian bihalda, Old High German bihaltan, German behalten, but "[t]he application to watching, looking, is confined to English" [OED].

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