He does not inspire with ideals of goodness; but he holds back from evil.
Beware of making so much as a pinhole in the dam that holds back their knowledge.
There is nothing that hinders and holds back power as does friction.
She suppresses a vast amount of her being, holds back, denies, hides.
Barlow holds back, and is about to remonstrate, when Dorothy enters.
It's a false reverence that holds back some of the truth, lest stating it may seem to reflect on God's character.
See, he holds back the returns, tipping you the winners, and you skin round and lay the bets before he loosens up on the returns.
I have to pay him back for every dollar that he gives me, and if I keep away from him and get cross, he holds back my allowance.
The coloring matter in it lets the blue light through it, but it holds back (absorbs) the other kinds of light.
The fourth habit which holds back the adult from maturity and predisposes toward "nerves" is the habit of imagination.