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synonyms for held back

  • bit
  • bridle
  • check
  • control
  • curb
  • defer
  • delay
  • deny
  • forbear
  • hold down
  • hold in
  • inhibit
  • keep
  • keep back
  • keep out
  • postpone
  • prevent
  • put off
  • refrain
  • refuse
  • restrain
  • stop
  • suppress
  • withhold
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  • let go
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    How to use held back in a sentence

    I waited three months more, in great impatience, then sent him back to the same post, to see if there might be a reply.
    THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
    Ages back—let musty geologists tell us how long ago—'twas a lake, larger than the Lake of Geneva.
    BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
    He held it, but it was without pressure; without recognizance of the delight with which he once grasped it.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    With a suffocating gasp, she fell back into the chair on which she sat, and covered her face with her hands.
    THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
    The aged woman made no reply; her eyes still studied Ramona's face, and she still held her hand.
    RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
    She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
    THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
    The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.
    THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
    Drowned every few seconds by our tremendous salvoes, this more nervous noise crept back insistently into our ears in the interval.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.
    ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
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    WORDS RELATED TO HELD BACK

    • barred
    • blocked
    • bound
    • bounded
    • bridled
    • chained
    • checked
    • clogged
    • closed
    • confined
    • controlled
    • cramped
    • curbed
    • decreased
    • defined
    • deprived
    • deterred
    • diminished
    • encircled
    • fastened
    • fettered
    • foiled
    • frustrated
    • governed
    • hampered
    • held back
    • impeded
    • inhibited
    • manacled
    • moderated
    • modified
    • narrowed
    • obstructed
    • prescribed
    • prevented
    • reduced
    • reined in
    • repressed
    • restrained
    • secured
    • shortened
    • small
    • stayed
    • stopped
    • suppressed
    • surrounded
    • tempered
    • tethered
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