Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Obliged; beholden.
  • noun The act of seeing; sight; also, that which is beheld.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of behold.

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

  • noun 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

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

    The Sheriff of Kona

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

    Chapter 4

  • 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

  • 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

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