be held

beheld

[bih-held]
verb
simple past tense and past participle of behold.

unbeheld, adjective
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behold

[bih-hohld]
verb (used with object), beheld, beholding.
1.
to observe; look at; see.
interjection
2.
look; see: And, behold, three sentries of the King did appear.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English beholden, Old English behaldan to keep. See be-, hold1

beholdable, adjective
beholder, noun
unbeholdable, adjective


1. regard, gaze upon, view; watch; discern.
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beheld (bɪˈhɛld)
 
vb
the past tense and past participle of behold

behold (bɪˈhəʊld)
 
vb , -holds, -holding, -held
to look (at); observe
 
[Old English bihealdan; related to Old High German bihaltan, Dutch behouden; see be-, hold]
 
be'holder
 
n

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behold
O.E. bihaldan (W.Saxon behealdan) "give regard to, hold in view," also "to keep hold of, to belong to," from bi- "by" + haldan, healdan (see hold).

beheld
p.t. and pp. of behold.
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