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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hold.

Etymologies

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From hold +‎ -eth, the archaic third-person singular present tense suffix

Examples

  • Eden of the East – What mystery dost thou holdeth?

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  • Somewhere a tiny voice reminds us (as in Proverbs 18: 28) "Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise ...."

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  • And so the serpent did holdeth a meeting with his executives and return to Eve with the Fully Prepared Apple Bite.

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  • They are not worth more than thou hast spoken; but justice is a treasure of inestimable price, and it must be imparted by him who holdeth power to all who require it at his hand.

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  • For it is assured that Heaven always holdeth us in the least esteem when we deem of ourselves most highly, and also, on the other hand, it may be that we have somewhat departed from what became our high seat in this Abbey, in suffering ourselves to be too much guided, and even, as it were, controlled, by the voice of our inferior.

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  • And after they fall to the earth crying, for to rest, and when they sit on the ground, to keep and save them, they ordain watches that they may rest the more surely, and the wakers stand upon one foot, and each of them holdeth a little stone in the other foot, high from the earth, that they may be waked by falling of the stone, if it hap that they sleep.

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  • Patience holdeth the keys of relief and indeed the poet saith,

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  • When thou liest with a man who is lean, he hath no ease of thee; nor can he anyways take his pleasure of thee; for the bigness of thy belly holdeth him off from going in unto thee and the fatness of thy thighs hindereth him from coming at thy slit.

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  • The King of Bassorah loveth him dearly and holdeth him in high honour and his word is law with him.

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  • And holdeth Life a twain of halves, this of pleasure, that of pain.

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