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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Example sentences
Jotted impressions are conceived as epiphanies, mystical visions which link the beholder to the object beheld.
The board may, when it believes it to be in the public interest, request a hearing beheld.
The all-discerning sun alone can tell, for no other eye beheld it.
Nevertheless, this case drives home one point: groups will beheld responsible
  for the activities of their members.
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