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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of outhold.

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Examples

  • June stood before him, her resolute small face raised from her little height to his great height, and her hand outheld.

    The Man of Property

  • Down stage he strode some paces, grave, tall in affliction, his long arms outheld.

    Ulysses

  • However, remembering her plan, Scarlett smothered her contempt and cast such a flashing smile of greeting at him that he stopped short, his arm outheld to Suellen and goggled at Scarlett in pleased bewilderment.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Pilar strained forward, hands outheld, as if she could seize the image to her.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Then, using a rapid, expert motion, he struck at the outheld palm and flipped the lump into his mouth.

    Christmas on Ganymede and Other Stories

  • My own face must have mirrored the surprise and shock I saw on his, and then he was striding forward with his hand outheld and his face creasing into the most gigantic smile of all time.

    Slay Ride

  • Vandy's outheld hand was a vague blur in the gloom.

    Night of masks

  • The sun shone, the country looked lovely in its autumn bravery of tint and tone; she felt well, and the contemplation of such people as Dan and Bertha was not elevating; they must out of her mind like any other unholy thought, that she might be worthy to associate with the loyal ladies and noble gentlemen whose hands were outheld to help her.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • But Eliot made no attempt to take the outheld hand.

    The Vision of Desire

  • She leaned towards him, her hands outheld, her mouth still touched with that little, mystic smile.

    The Hermit of Far End

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