Thesaurus / held back

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Some of the sailors on board the yacht prepared to lower a boat from the davits, but Pepper Sneed held back.

These were then held back with clubs and the infants were thrown either into the water or onto the ground.

Harcourt held back, as if waiting for the advances to be made on my side.

Where a growth of cottonwood had held back the encroachment of the willows there usually was thick grass and underbrush.

We all got out of wagons and the men tied ropes to the hind wheels and held back while the teams and people slid down.

A vigorous pursuit would probably have ended the war; but the Austrians held back.

He had left the Parisians full time to make every preparation, he had held back as long as was possible.

Jeanne d'ArcMrs.(Margaret) Oliphant

All that work that was held back from me for so long is coming now.

Thereby Hangs a TaleGeorge Manville Fenn

So the dog was held back by Joanna, and he decided, in his dog way, that Jose must be going off to school again.

Jose: Our Little Portuguese CousinEdith A. (Edith Augusta) Sawyer

He loved her madly now, and though she held back, he seized her in his arms and kissed her tenderly.

Woodland TalesErnest Seton-Thompson

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