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  • n. Alternative form of holdover.
  • v. to save, delay


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  • And then a sort of secret organisation has ten times the hold over men than just a Labour Party, or a Trades Union.


  • Only a man with a powerful hold over you could have got you out at that time of night and Tuffnell has that hold.

    The Satan Bug

  • And yet the theory was attractive, deserved to be spoken out loud: I think they fear Carlstein; he has some kind of hold over them that keeps the Gemini Club intact.

    Walls of Silence

  • It was too good an opportunity to get a hold over the boy for Agno to misplay it.


  • Whatever perplexity he felt as to the inexorableness of her course—however little he penetrated its motive—she saw that it unmistakably tended to strengthen her hold over him.

    The House of Mirth

  • In fact, whatever it may be that you hold over young Groome and were trying to use in an attempt to force him to let you have a look at a confidential Government report concerning the orders which certain aircraft firms are likely to receive in the next six months.

    The Return of Mr Campion

  • Nicci knew now that she had worn black ever since her mother's death in an endless, shapeless longing to bury not just her mother's hold over her, but, more important, her mother's evil ideals.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • His hold over his adherents in Rome was slipping; Pollio had gone, and Ventidius, Sallust, all the great marshals except Ahenobarbus.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • It was very clear, translated Lollita in transports of merriment, that the señorita had had some hold over one or other of the present short-list of suspects, and that that person had, naturally enough, seized the opportunity to make away with her.

    Tour de Force

  • But the day was growing late, and I had come upon the sight of the place after a long and tiring circuit; so I resolved to hold over the adventure for the following day, and I returned to the welcome and the caresses of little Weena.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame


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