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Antonyms for holding

breakout, real estate, escape, getaway, immovables, break, lam.

Quotes of holding

  1. The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand. – Fred Allen
  2. You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. – Barbara de Angelis
  3. Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end. – Emanuel Ax
  4. Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space. – Orson Scott Card
  5. It's been a difficult thing because some great opportunities have come and I've just been holding my breath and praying... I'm basically gambling hoping something will come along this season and if not, I don't know what the future holds. – Charisma Carpenter
  6. Holding an Olympic Games means evoking history. – Pierre de Coubertin
  7. What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people? – Richard J. Daley
  8. We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people's feet to the fire. – Jennifer M. Granholm
  9. Of everyone else who was running, and there were some very talented people, none of them had anywhere near the experience I had in hiring people, holding them accountable, creating systems for accountability. – John Hickenlooper
  10. Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well. – Jack London
  11. I wanted control over what was said and what was not said, rather than holding my head down in shame. – Rebecca Loos
  12. Even when you are not playing you are holding me back. – Eugene Ormandy
  13. In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories. – Agnes Smedley
  14. I loved Mal Evans holding one note down on You Won't See Me from Rubber Soul. – Benmont Tench
  15. I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me, thank God. – Gabrielle Union

Usage examples for holding

  1. “ " I found a letter waiting for me," said Meynell, holding up the note he had taken from the hall- table on coming in. ” – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  2. Here we are sitting and holding up everyone else! ” – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  3. “ " Drink," he said, holding it out to each of us in turn. ” – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  4. Holding it in his hand, he bent over Gertrude. ” – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  5. Then, in the morning, when Harry was ready with whatever move he was holding back, Kerr would be gone. ” – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  6. “ For a long time yet I sat, holding Helen's hand. ” – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  7. Holding each- others' hands and crying sadly they walked on to seek a place to sleep in. ” – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  8. There was no holding back a boy like that. ” – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  9. The girl came up to him, took his hand in hers, holding it for a moment, and then kissed it. ” – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  10. She is holding him by the hand. ” – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  11. You look as if- Oh, don't, cried Charlie, holding him by the arm; it's bad enough as it is, without you thinking ill of me. ” – The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch by Talbot Baines Reed
  12. “ Isaacs, we're holding a little meeting, so wait around. ” – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  13. “ " I will think of what you tell me," said Arctura, holding out her hand. ” – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  14. He got up, holding out his hand. ” – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  15. He was pale, and evidently holding himself hard in hand; but his eyes were bright and intelligent. ” – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  16. She shrank back with a laugh, holding her hands between his face and her own. ” – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. It would almost be like holding the hand that's far away. ” – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  18. At sight of him I jumped up, and meaning to hold out a hand, found myself holding out two! ” – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  19. He was almost holding his breath, so great was his pleasure. ” – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  20. In those days he always seemed to be holding his wife's hand. ” – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard

Idioms for holding