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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.
He held the sandwich between his teeth.
She was holding a baby in her arms.
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.
She was holding her hand to her heart.
Ruth held her head in her hands.
He sat beside her and held her.
She kissed him and held him tight.
The corner cupboard holds a TV and CD player.
How much does this jug hold?
The stadium holds 80,000 people.
The government agreed to hold a referendum.
The presidential election was held on April 26.
She is the first woman to hold this post.
He held a position of trust and responsibility.
President Mitterrand held office for 14 years.
She certainly holds some interesting views.
Three per cent of our shares are now held by US investors.
He holds a US passport.
The project holds a great deal of promise.
He holds no authority over us.
Food still held no appeal.
Water seems to hold a fascination for him.
His eyes held a look of desperation.
I wanted to see what information the police held on me.
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.
It seemed that no man could hold her for long.
They said they’d hold the reservation for 24 hours.
I no longer hold any resentment towards him.
He’s not someone who holds a grudge.
I tried to hold his image in my mind as I walked away.
I don’t know if the walls will hold.
The price has been held at £2, the same as last year.
The coffee market has held steady for a few months.
They were pessimistic about the ceasefire holding until the spring.
We need to find out if his offer still holds.
Hold this position for a few seconds, then relax.
Hold that last note for a count of four.
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.
‘Do you want to call back later?’ ‘No, I’ll hold.’
Can you hold the line, please?
The seat was held by Labour with a reduced majority.