Usage examples for holding

  1. 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
  2. He was pale, and evidently holding himself hard in hand; but his eyes were bright and intelligent. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  3. Holding it in his hand, he bent over Gertrude. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  4. He was almost holding his breath, so great was his pleasure. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  5. " 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
  6. 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
  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. He got up, holding out his hand. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  9. It would almost be like holding- the hand that's far away. – The Cavalier by George Washington Cable
  10. In those days he always seemed to be holding his wife's hand. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  11. Here we are sitting and holding up everyone else! – Polly and Her Friends Abroad by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  12. 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
  13. She shrank back with a laugh, holding her hands between his face and her own. – Her Weight in Gold by George Barr McCutcheon
  14. " Drink," he said, holding it out to each of us in turn. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  15. 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
  16. For a long time yet I sat, holding Helen's hand. – I Walked in Arden by Jack Crawford
  17. There was no holding back a boy like that. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  18. Isaacs, we're holding a little meeting, so wait around. – Police Your Planet by Lester del Rey
  19. She is holding him by the hand. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  20. " I will think of what you tell me," said Arctura, holding out her hand. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald