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Can you hold my bag for a moment?
He held the book in his hand.
She was holding the catalogue under her arm.
Barry was holding a coin between his finger and thumb.
Can you hold this parcel for me so I can tape it up?
He was held by a single rope.
We had to hold our cups steady as the boat rocked.
Hold the torch still.
The government agreed to hold a referendum.
She is the first woman to hold this post.
He held a position of trust and responsibility.
President Mitterrand held office for 14 years.
The project holds a great deal of promise.
He holds no authority over us.
They were arrested and held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The family were held at gunpoint overnight.
The four men had been held captive for over two years.
I don't know if the walls will hold.
Conventional wisdom held that he would resign.
One school of thought holds that very few people reach their full potential.
The court held that the defendants were guilty of trespass.
The clause was held to be unreasonable.
The plaintiff was held to have acted reasonably.
The seat was held by Labour with a reduced majority.
This is the British English definition of hold. View American English definition of hold.
feeling or showing happiness
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