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Definitions of behold

  1. see, as with attention
  2. see with attention; " behold Christ!"
  3. To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with the eyes.
  4. To direct the eyes to, or fix them upon, an object; to look; to see.
  5. To fix the eyes upon; have in sight; look at; observe with care.
  6. To look; direct or fix the mind.
  7. Beholder.
  8. Beheld.
  9. Beholding.
  10. To look upon: to contemplate.
  11. To look: to fix the attention:- pa. t. and pa. p. beheld'.
  12. Imp. or int. see! lo! observe!.
  13. To look.
  14. To sec.
  15. To look at or upon; look; view; see.
  16. See; to; observe.
  17. To look; to fix the attention upon an object.
  18. To look steadily upon; to view; to see with attention.
  19. See! lo!.

Usage examples for behold

  1. And behold a New Day! – Mastery of Self by Frank Channing Haddock
  2. The child's eyes turned towards Hester, as if seeking to behold her and be assured. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  3. We kept out what we thought would pass, but behold! – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  4. Man speaks as man; but when we behold things in the Lord, we see them in another light. – The Autobiography of Madame Guyon by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
  5. He glanced at her by his side as she turned towards him, and behold! – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  6. The next moment he was sorry he had said the words, the man's terror was so ill to behold. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  7. Neither we nor our children can expect to behold its return. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  8. But the mysterious voice from the church answered: Behold! – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  9. And I was to be the first to behold them! – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  10. No mortal can behold his glory. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  11. You behold the sea? – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  12. Happily, her crew have time to lower the boat, and getting into it they pull away, weeping to behold the vessel, that has been their home for so long, go down. – A Desperate Voyage by Edward Frederick Knight
  13. Behold El Diablo Cojuelo! – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  14. It was worth going miles to behold such a thing, for a man might never have the chance again. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  15. Leave it for five years; visit it again, and you behold improvement. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  16. Behold my face; I am Nicanor's self. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  17. Her terror was piteous to behold: she shook in every limb. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  18. What was my astonishment to behold the Weasel trotting along at our heels. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  19. But his fingers met together, and behold! – Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children by Julian Hawthorne
  20. " There you behold the fact. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
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