How to use hold at bay in a sentence

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And then the thought that she had managed to hold at bay pushed its way into her mind and threatened to be her undoing.
The irony is that our efforts at self preservation and self protection so often cause precisely what we're seeking to hold at bay.
They hunt in great clouds of minuscule little black beasts that none of the traditional insect repellents seem able to hold at bay.
Each touch of human hands made the struggle more difficult, the effort to hold at bay the anguish that remembering had brought her.
The historical success of the civilized community in this continuing effort of the forces of reason to hold at bay the couna terforces of barbarism is no more than marginal.
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