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synonyms for holding 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 holding off

MOST RELEVANT
  • let go
  • reveal
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How to use holding off in a sentence

She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Their glances met, she holding him always at arm's length by that grip upon his shoulders, a grip that was firm and nervous.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Two many-branched candelabra, holding wax lights, brilliantly illuminate the game.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
He was holding his big head high in the air, like a giraffe, and gazing proudly about him as he ran.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
One of the little girls in pigtails was holding him, while Miss Anne administered the feeding-bottle.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Thomas goes on to contradict Aristotle, in holding quod nullum ens esset nisi corpus.
THE MEDIAEVAL MIND (VOLUME II OF II)HENRY OSBORN TAYLOR
The boy backed away from him, and stood a little distance off, holding out a nice, juicy potato this time.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
"He's been counting the days till you got home, Mark," said Tim, holding a burning match over my pipe.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Now he blew out the lamp and stood over me in the half-light, holding out a hand.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
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