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


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  • III. i.69 (52,6) holds on his rank] Perhaps, _holds on his_ race; continues his course.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

  • The literal meaning of apocalypse is an "unveiling" or "revelation," and this definition of the word holds true whether we consider St. John's narrative in the book of Revelation or secular chronologies that fit the events of history into a larger cosmic design.

    The Enduring Appeal of the Apocalypse

  • And I'm telling you as I write from red state America that the term holds absolutely no weight here.

    make it work, people

  • CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley looks at whether the title holds water in this case.

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2007

  • For the most part, though, we speak of commitment without thought to the potential force the word holds locked within.


  • Silently, mysteriously, she faded -- the term holds good -- into evidence, as on so many former occasions she had silently, mysteriously faded out.

    The Best British Short Stories of 1922

  • The title holds three of my favorite foods, though I had never thought to bring them all together with such intensity.

    Go Dairy Free

  • The label holds the rights to old songs from the Beatles, Pink Floyd -- Top News

  • A popular folk tale about the origin of the term holds that the character derives from Jonathan Trumbull (1710-85), Governor of Connecticut.

    The Big Apple

  • And she's knocking on doors of Republican voters only, so every address on the list Mierta holds is a likely supporter of the GOP slate in Ohio.

    As Obama Stumps, GOP's Grass Roots Grow


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