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synonyms for held off

  • 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

antonyms for held off

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  • let go
  • reveal
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How to use held off in a sentence

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 aged woman made no reply; her eyes still studied Ramona's face, and she still held her hand.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
As Spain, however, has fallen from the high place she once held, her colonial system has also gone down.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
Beside her was a box of bonbons, which she held out at intervals to Madame Ratignolle.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
They came forward, a little timidly, and their latest visitor held out a hand to each.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
But to wave this discourse of Heathens, how many self-contradicting principles are there held among Christians?
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
When I was at Portugal, there was held at that time the court of justice of the Inquisition.
THE LIFE AND MOST SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE, OF YORK, MARINER (1801)DANIEL DEFOE
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Election of representatives from New York to consider the federal constitution held.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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