EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HELD

He held Philothea's hand continually, and often spoke to her in words of consolation.

He held her hand affectionately in his, and often drew her toward him, that he might kiss her cheek.

His grasp did not bruise, it did not seem to be tight; but the hand that held it was immovable.

The twentieth brought a button-hole, and over this the inquest was held.

If she would go with him, he held such a position that he could provide for her honourably.

She did not glance at him, but held her cigarette in silence and refused to light it.

President Cleveland held an umbrella over his head as he took the oath.

No part of my insanity was ever held in such ridicule as this.

We are held by particular bonds of sympathy and common interest with them.

He had his revolver on the fellow in the instant, and yet he held his fire.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English heold, past tense and p.p. of hold.

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