Definitions

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  • v. Second-person singular present simple form of hold

Etymologies

hold + -est (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Thou hast protected me some time since at the hazard of thy rank, and what I know thou holdest still dearer, at the risk of thy reputation with thine own sect.

    The Monastery

  • Thou holdest converse, thou shalt lose the wit that is in thee. 43

    Symposium

  • It is my opinion, (if thou holdest thy purposes to marry,) that thou canst not do better than to procure thy real aunts, and thy real cousins, to pay her a visit, and to be thy advocates.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father's house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • Tressilian, “that thou holdest us all so lightly?”

    Kenilworth

  • And when she might speak she said: Launcelot, now I well understand that thou art a false recreant knight and a common lecher, and lovest and holdest other ladies, and by me thou hast disdain and scorn.

    Le Morte d'Arthur: Sir Thomas Malory's book of King Arthur and of his noble knights of the Round table

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