from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Preterit and past participle of behold.

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  • imp. & p. p. of behold.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of behold.


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  • Imagine then, if you can, the chill of horror which shook us all when upon alighting at the Mayence station the next morning, ready to take our train for Berlin, we beheld -- _unmistakably beheld_ -- our beloved Greenie by the drinking-fountain!!!

    Virginia of Elk Creek Valley

  • With fright in their eyes the soldiers of salvation beheld from the helmeted observatory tower: the heavenly harps; the swaying, titanic nebulae and their chaotic strings of gaseous gold.

    Harry Martinson - Poetry

  • The next day I beheld from a short distance the passing of the bridal procession.

    Europe Revised

  • The late roses were all gone, and the frost was on the ground, before Eleanor again beheld the external aspect of nature.

    Stuart of Dunleath: A Story of Modern Times

  • The Countess for a second time beheld from the ramparts the departure of her people upon the same hazardous enterprize; the present scene revived in her mind a sad membrance of the past: the same tender fears, and the same prayers for success she now gave to their departure; and when they faded in distance from her sight, she returned into the castle dissolved in tears.

    The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne: A Highland Story

  • Their standard was joined at Abidus by the fugitives and exiles who thirsted for revenge; the ships of Heraclius, whose lofty masts were adorned with the holy symbols of religion, 53 steered their triumphant course through the Propontis; and Phocas beheld from the windows of the palace his approaching and inevitable fate.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The inhabitants of a potent and peaceful capital, who visit without an anxious thought the garden of the adjacent country, will faintly picture in their fancy the distress of the Romans: they shut or opened their gates with a trembling hand, beheld from the walls the flames of their houses, and heard the lamentations of their brethren, who were coupled together like dogs, and dragged away into distant slavery beyond the sea and the mountains.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • 73 While the Persians beheld from the walls of Ctesiphon the desolation of the adjacent country, Julian cast many an anxious look towards the North, in full expectation, that as he himself had victoriously penetrated to the capital of Sapor, the march and junction of his lieutenants,

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • I short, to be made sensible of his condition, we must conceive some Idea of what he beheld, which is not to imagined till seen, nor then to be express'd.

    Incognita; or, Love and Duty Reconcil'd

  • Now in verse 9 after he had spoken many things while they beheld, that is, while his disciples looked on him, he was taken up, that is, he was taken up from them into heaven, as in verse 11 and a cloud received him out of their sight.

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02


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