Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- v. present participle of behold.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Obliged; beholden.
- n. The act of seeing; sight; also, that which is beheld.
- n. perception by means of the eyes
“That he loved her, on the other hand, was as clear as day, and she consciously delighted in beholding his love-manifestations — the glowing eyes with their tender lights, the trembling hands, and the never failing swarthy flush that flooded darkly under his sunburn.”
“It is fortunate, and not to be wondered at, that the Scotsman so seldom goes home: for he is never so attractive as when, five hundred or five thousand miles away from them, he is agreeably engaged in beholding the Hebrides.”
“I could not bear to think of losing it, of never again beholding Kona.”
“That he loved her, on the other hand, was as clear as day, and she consciously delighted in beholding his love-manifestations - the glowing eyes with their tender lights, the trembling hands, and the never failing swarthy flush that flooded darkly under his sunburn.”
“But she looked again, guiltily, for the joy that was hers in beholding what she knew must be sinful to behold.”
“I consider Sister Stephanie to be a saint, and I feel great pleasure in beholding the merits of Sister Casilda, and the favours which our Lord bestows upon her ever since she put on the habit.”
“I feel a particular pleasure in beholding the great favours our Lord bestows upon you, by employing you in such good works: I was also quite pleased to receive the poor young woman.”
“My mother (who, content with affluence and happy in beholding the prosperity of her children, trembled at the fear of endangering either), in vain endeavoured to dissuade my father from putting his favourite scheme in practice.”
“How ... how -- prodigious, yet sure to happen. turned the back -- not daring to show her face. derision ... dismaying to all -- a derision to some; a dismaying to others in beholding such a judgment of God, fearing a like fate for themselves.”
“There is something terribly exciting in beholding a fellow-creature in imminent peril, without having the power to help him.”
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