Usage examples for withhold

  1. Thy sword never fails us; why dost thou withhold thy words? – A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3) by Felix Dahn
  2. " Penny is going to Pine Top for the skiing," declared Louise, never guessing that her chum preferred to withhold the information. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. She felt that he was struggling with himself that moment, but whether to drive to speech or to withhold it, she could not tell. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  4. They enjoyed one- third the national revenues, yet they were the first to withhold their assistance from the national wants. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  5. I can understand how, for instance, one might feel a just and great resentment, and have in one's hand the instrument of punishment, and yet withhold one's hand and protect where one should injure. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  6. Harshly she met Mackenzie's efforts at first to dissuade her from this long- planned deed, yielding a little at length, not quite promising to withhold her hand when the step of her savage husband should sound outside the door. – The Flockmaster of Poison Creek by George W. Ogden
  7. The people think that their very thoughts are known to men who make their name conspicuous, and dare not say a word which they suppose that it is desired they shall withhold. – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  8. Why should I withhold- this poor gift?" – The Mystery of a Turkish Bath by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
  9. He told me that thou didst, and that thou didst withhold from him thy true- lofa because thou didst fear that I would be displeased with thee. – A Maid at King Alfred’s Court by Lucy Foster Madison
  10. The King's figure, till now rigid and motionless, stirred;- advancing a step, he took that hand before she could withhold it, and raised it to his lips. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  11. It was supposed that she considered it due to herself to withhold her word for a term. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. They do not wish to withhold it. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  13. Is it never right to withhold the truth, or even to say what is the contrary of true, as, e. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  14. But I confess I have found it impossible to withhold admiration of you. – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  15. But, my dear Miss Underwood, he continued, a moment later, if your love for your father and regard for his wishes are to constitute your sole reasons for consenting to become my wife, why need you withhold that consent longer? – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  16. Was the cause of this, his fear of making the contrast between their natures too perceptible, the dread that any dispute must instantly part them forever, while he still considered it almost a duty, when the matter had once more become indifferent to her, not to withhold his opposition or deny his opinion. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  17. " Of what king of the people," said Gunnar, " hast thou known it written or told, That the word was born in the even which the morrow should withhold?" – The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by William Morris
  18. The right of free speech entitled Barber to publish it; a larger measure of common- sense would have made him withhold it. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  19. And Lancelot answered that it was never in his thoughts to withhold the queen from his lord, King Arthur, but in so much as she should have been dead for my sake, me seemeth it was my part to save her life, and put her from that danger till better recover might come. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone