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synonyms for withholding

  • confining
  • curbing
  • deterring
  • hindering
  • prohibiting
  • restrictive
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How to use withholding in a sentence

These are very common examples of defective economy; and of that 'withholding' which the Scripture says 'tends to poverty.'
THE YOUNG MAN'S GUIDEWILLIAM A. ALCOTT
Did she, like the rest of them, suspect me of seeking to frustrate his suit by withholding his fortune?
DROSSHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
Who are the other parties who are withholding their testimony?
THE DIAMOND COTERIELAWRENCE L. LYNCH
The motive for withholding Shakspeare's plays from the press is as easily understood as that for publishing Marlowe's.
NOTES & QUERIES, NO. 53. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1850VARIOUS
They contain one instance, which is not familiar, of the inconvenience of withholding the franchise from English women.
THE COLLEGE, THE MARKET, AND THE COURTCAROLINE H. DALL
He was greatly perplexed; and in his perplexity as to her motives in withholding intelligence, he did not inquire.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
Mr. Keynes ignores the fortunes made by deliberately cornering and withholding commodities in a time of shortage.
THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
I do not like this punishment of withholding pay—it falls so very hard upon poor families.
SPEECHES AND LETTERS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, 1832-1865ABRAHAM LINCOLN
We have seen the liberality with which she places her whole life at God's disposal, withholding nothing from the divine service.
OUR LADY SAINT MARYJ. G. H. BARRY
The responsibility was so great of either giving or withholding the answer, as he knew it, to that question of Dickie's.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
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WORDS RELATED TO WITHHOLDING

  • denial
  • deprival
  • destitution
  • detriment
  • disadvantage
  • dispossession
  • distress
  • divestiture
  • divestment
  • expropriation
  • hardship
  • loss
  • privation
  • removal
  • seizure
  • want
  • withdrawal
  • withholding
  • discarding
  • disregarding
  • excepting
  • excluding
  • ignoring
  • missing
  • neglecting
  • not including
  • not naming
  • overlooking
  • passing over
  • precluding
  • slighting
  • withholding
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.