Thesaurus / hold back
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USE hold back IN A SENTENCE

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David could not hold back a flush; no evasive reply was waiting at his lips.
TO HIM THAT HATHLEROY SCOTT
The people that should have been ready to welcome them, hold back.
THE O'DONOGHUECHARLES JAMES LEVER
She had to shut her lids over the "Dream Eyes," to hold back the tears.
TO LOVEMARGARET PETERSON
Yet he wanted to hold back; he wanted to dash into the darkest niche of the dug-out, bury his face there and—well, die!
I had to hold back Caesar, who would have attacked the tortoise, which went steadily on, as I expected.
Why did I hold back my arm, and did not send to death him who had given my heart these deadly stabs?
The deception becomes a part of our self-love; we hold back the error even when Reason would pluck it away from us.
Do not hold back your letter telling them you are coming till the day before you start.
WHEN LIFE WAS YOUNGC. A. STEPHENS
With a loud shout the Malay, hitherto apparently impassive, called upon them to hold back.
THE CASTAWAYSCAPTAIN MAYNE REID
He smiled, pretending to hold back much laughter, and Mary smiled too.
DR. SEVIERGEORGE W. CABLE

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