Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEHOLDS

Again and again she beholds the flashing beauty of the beloved.

What, then, must be the condition of that being, who beholds the beautiful itself?

Applying the glasses to determine which of the girls is on board, he beholds a struggle.

He beholds the Union Jack, enriched with the Canadian emblem.

What is the bad trait, or the vice, that one beholds most at Monte Carlo?

She looks up as the gate-latch clicks, and beholds me on the point of entering.

He beholds a man all supposed to be dead, apparently returned from the tomb!

In the light of memory, Duncan beholds his sister for the last time.

He is struck dumb with astonishment at the splendour of your majesty, and all that he beholds.

Arrived at Ishbi's house, he beholds his mother Orpa spinning.

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].

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.