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  • n. Agent noun of withhold; one who withholds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who withholds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who withholds.

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

  • n. a person who refrains from granting
  • n. a person who restrains or checks or holds back


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • This sounds so mundane, but it is very big for me since I am generally a withholder.

    Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual

  • As Janet describes the incident, she is the innocent seeker of information and the teacher is the malicious withholder.

    The Unmotivated Child

  • I didn't want to sound like a dunce or a withholder of crucial information, but I had to tell him, for my sake as well as his own, when I realized what her statements implied.

    Nine Princes In Amber

  • He is a power of evil, guardian of hoards, the greedy withholder of good things from men; and the slaying of a dragon is the crowning achievement of heroes -- of Siegmund, of

    The Evolution of the Dragon

  • Otherwise Gower Woodseer's dash at the quintessential young man of wealth would prompt to the carrying of it further, and telling how the tethered flutterer above a 'devil on his back on a river' was beginning to pull if not drag his withholder and teaser.

    The Amazing Marriage — Volume 4

  • He wants you to die, you smotherer of pleasure, you denier of life, you withholder of joy.

    Irish Blogs

  • He wasn’t so much a liar as a withholder of pertinent information.

    Forget You

  • To whom S. Austin said: Thou knowest well that our Lord is merciful, and I demand thee, brother, if thou knowest this man? and he said: Yea, would God that I had never known him, for he was a withholder of his tithes, and in all his life an evil doer, thou knowest that our Lord is merciful, and as long as the pains of hell endure let us also be merciful to all christians.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 3

  • a child, the very withholder of which seems to struggle with good-tempered laughter, partly at one's dulness in not being able to guess, partly at the pleasure in store.

    Joyous Gard

  • a superiority or a capacity in a subordinate, and neither confesses, nor assists it, is not merely the withholder of kindness, but the committer of injury.

    The Two Paths


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