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As long as Western governments talk tough one minute and hold out the begging bowl the next, not much is likely to change.
I am not sure we can hold out,” Mohammad said, but “all the major brigades are fighting there, including Jabhat al-Nusra.The Battle for Aleppo: A Decisive Fight for ISIS, Assad, and the USA | Jamie Dettmer | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Few here believe Kobani can hold out much longer and Tuesday the Kurdish defenders ordered remaining civilians to flee.Turkish President Kisses Off Kurds Under Siege By ISIS | Jamie Dettmer | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Otherwise, the Queen will just have to hold out for one of those miraculous letters.
Here, he has to hold out the option of force as a negotiating position.
Not being sufficiently numerous to hold out the town as well as the Alamo, they retreated into the latter.
And not only the ladies, but some of the harder sex: the Earl of Athol, Barbour says, could hold out no longer on any terms.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
Without the fever, I would say he had a chance, but now I can hold out little hope.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Yet it should seem that he was not able to hold out against the skill and energy of the assailants.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
In this respect, at least, the fashionable novels hold out brighter hopes to the heart of woman.
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