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Wainwright withholds the easy pleasure of revenge, or the noble suffering of a Robin Hood character.

As the United States withholds vital aid for the Palestinians, Israel handed over $78 million last week.

While the teens are reportedly being paid $5,000 an episode, MTV withholds invitations to red-carpet events like the VMAs.

And yet the style of these films is restrained; Bahrani withholds more than he shows.

Sandy conceals another name, which he withholds from Red Gulch.

Where this cannot be accomplished, the earth withholds even the most scanty vegetation.

But a fear of insular prejudice on your part withholds her at this moment from full expression of that devotion.

To this statue Venus, at Pygmalion's request, gives life; but she withholds the power of loving.

Still she withholds her sympathy at first for a good reason; Arete is not wholly impulse and feeling, she has thought, reflection.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to withholds, such as: refuse, deduct, hide, conceal, suppress, and deny.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.