American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of hold1.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Preterit and past participle of hold.
- Variants of heeld.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of hold.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of hold.
- adj. occupied or in the control of; often used in combination
“Prohibition on sale of liquor "*** to any Indian to whom allotment of land has been made while the title to the same shall be held in trust by the Government ***," _held_ a police regulation infringing State powers, and not warranted by the commerce clause, article I, section 8, clause 3.”
“Tax on indebtedness of railroads, "*** to whatsoever party or person the same may be payable", as applied to railroad bonds held by a municipal corporation under authority of the State, _held_ an infringement of reserved State sovereignty.”
“I held him in my arms, after we had sped far away to our Southern home, held him, and glanced at the hot red soil of Georgia and the breathless city of a hundred hills, and felt a vague unrest.”
“The Supreme Court recently held that the Geneva Conventions apply to all U. S.-held detainees.”
“The four executive orders Obama signed on Thursday, the second day of his presidency, begin the process of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, require the CIA to comply with the Army Field Manual on Interrogations, close the CIA secret prisons known as "black sites" and allow International Committee of the Red Cross access to ensure that all U. S.-held detainees are being held in compliance with the Geneva Conventions.”
“In March of 2010, the label held a writing camp in L.A. to create the songs for Rihanna's album, Loud.”
“The former president also denied corruption allegations, seeking to explain why a bank account in his name held millions of dollars in foreign donations intended for the construction and upkeep of a massive library in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.”
“Although her expression held no anger, her tone was not one of forgiveness.”
“And in this corner, the contender, The Reverend Jeremiah Wright, representing majority humanity and contesting the title held by Mammon, the designated representative of the masters of the universe.”
“I was pondering the deliciousness of it when I realized the word held an edge to it.”
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