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Adjective
Grasped or clutched in one's hands
“He stood and made his way down the marble stairs with the high guardian's lifeless orbed cane tightly held in his hand.”
Adjective
Detained or held in custody
“Who was the held prisoner in the Tower of London?”
Adjective
Believed or deemed to be true, especially of an idea or principle
“Lastly, and of great importance, is the possible implication of the held beliefs on the life of the believing or opining individual.”
Adjective
Deeply engrossed or fascinated by, or with, something
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“In this experience, the subject is held in a reverie with an object, be it a text, painting, or landscape.”
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Having inhabitants
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Retained
Adjective
Kept specially for a particular person
Adjective
To be continuously haunted or possessed by something, especially negative emotions, ideas or desires
Adjective
Accepted by supposition rather than as a result of proof
Adjective
Stuck to
Adjective
(of a space) Restricted in area or volume
Adjective
Restricted in physical movement
Verb
To have determined or judged
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“Many of us would hold that the future of our business looks bright.”
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To have considered
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To have taken control of with one's hands
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“Could you please hold my bag for me while I unlock the door?”
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(of a position, state, or form) To have acquired or assumed
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(of a place or position) To have occupied
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To have allowed or had room for
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“The elevator can only hold a maximum of fifteen people.”
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To have held or organized an event
“Let's hold a meeting to discuss this issue.”
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To have made a claim
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To have instigated the curiosity or attention of someone
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“You will need to come up with something that will hold the audience's attention for a while.”
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Past tense for to be able to bear or support
“My travel bag is built to hold a significant amount of weight.”
Verb
Past tense for to keep going
“A magical ordination of all physical things seemed to bless his choices as his luck continued to hold.”
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Past tense for to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“We managed to hold our laughter at his antics until after he had left the room.”
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Past tense for to embrace by holding closely
“I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.”
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Past tense for to keep under custody
“Police are allowed to hold a suspect for up to 24 hours without charge.”
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Past tense for to point or direct (an object)
Hold your camera in the direction of the subject and snap away.”
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Past tense for to be, or to remain, valid or available
“Does this gift voucher still hold, or has it already expired?”
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(of a phone conversation) Past tense for to stay on the line
“Please hold while I transfer you to the appropriate department.”
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