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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 fix the eyes upon; to look at; to observe with care.
  18. To look; to fix the attention upon an object.
  19. To look steadily upon; to view; to see with attention.
  20. See! lo!.
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Quotes of behold

  1. The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder. – Richard Bach
  2. Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. – Black Elk
  3. God does not require you to follow His leadings on blind trust. Behold the evidence of an invisible intelligence pervading everything, even your own mind and body. – Raymond Holliwell
  4. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold and her preparations for viewing were awesome. – William Manchester
  5. God the Father, the supreme Architect, had already built this cosmic home we behold the most sacred temple of His godhead, by the laws of His mysterious wisdom. – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  6. The gods behold all righteous actions. – Ovid
  7. Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold everything is softer and more beautiful. – Norman Vincent Peale
  8. Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people; and behold I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him. – Pontius Pilate
  9. They who assert that a blind fatality produced the various effects we behold in this world talk very absurdly; for can anything be more unreasonable than to pretend that a blind fatality could be productive of intelligent beings? – Charles de Secondat
  10. Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  11. A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold – Willie Stargell
  12. What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality. – Wallace Stevens
  13. My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold all things are changed! – Anne Sullivan
  14. Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself. – Walt Whitman
  15. I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God- I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. – Walt Whitman

Usage examples for behold

  1. He glanced at her by his side as she turned towards him, and behold – Love Eternal by H. Rider Haggard
  2. And behold a New Day! – Mastery of Self by Frank Channing Haddock
  3. But the mysterious voice from the church answered: Behold – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  4. Her terror was piteous to behold she shook in every limb. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  5. No mortal can behold his glory. – Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers by W. A. Clouston
  6. You behold the sea? – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  7. And I was to be the first to behold them! – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  8. But his fingers met together, and behold – Yellow-Cap and Other Fairy-Stories For Children by Julian Hawthorne
  9. We kept out what we thought would pass, but behold – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  10. 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
  11. " There you behold the fact. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. The child's eyes turned towards Hester, as if seeking to behold her and be assured. – Shining Ferry by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  13. 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
  14. Behold my face; I am Nicanor's self. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  15. Behold El Diablo Cojuelo! – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  16. What was my astonishment to behold the Weasel trotting along at our heels. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  17. 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
  18. Neither we nor our children can expect to behold its return. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  19. 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
  20. Leave it for five years; visit it again, and you behold improvement. – Rienzi by Edward Bulwer Lytton

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