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Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
He was too drowsy to hold the thought more than a moment in his mind, much less to reflect upon it.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
After an eight weeks' siege, a breach having been made, the city surrendered, and a month later the fort followed the example.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
One adorable smile she gave him, and before he could advance to hold the door for her, she had opened it and passed out.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Not being sufficiently numerous to hold out the town as well as the Alamo, they retreated into the latter.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The Mexican artillery soon laid a part of the fort in ruins.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
They soon retired, however, as the Fort was in danger of being attacked from another side.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
He had been wont to do this on other occasions, because the enemy with nine ships was within sight of the fort.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
He was well set in the form of a man now, the months since his imprisonment having brought him much to fasten upon and hold.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
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WORDS RELATED TO HOLD THE FORT

  • adjourning
  • arresting
  • checking
  • curbing
  • deferring
  • delaying
  • detaining
  • discontinuing
  • halting
  • hindering
  • holding
  • holding over
  • impeding
  • intermiting
  • interrupting
  • obstructing
  • postponing
  • preventing
  • proroguing
  • putting off
  • shelving
  • stalling
  • stopping
  • suspending
  • warding off
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