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  • v. Present participle of behold.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Obliged; beholden.
  • n. The act of seeing; sight; also, that which is beheld.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of looking at; gaze; view; sight.
  • Under obligation; obliged.
  • Attractive; fascinating.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. perception by means of the eyes

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Examples

  • 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.

    Chapter 20

  • 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.

    Try Anything Twice

  • I could not bear to think of losing it, of never again beholding Kona.

    The Sheriff of 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.

    Chapter 20

  • But she looked again, guiltily, for the joy that was hers in beholding what she knew must be sinful to behold.

    Chapter 4

  • 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.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • 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.

    The Letters of St. Teresa

  • 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.

    Memoirs of Mary Robinson

  • 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.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • There is something terribly exciting in beholding a fellow-creature in imminent peril, without having the power to help him.

    Roughing It in the Bush

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