A consumer society without taste is a horrible thing to behold.
He wore a sparkly jacket that was terrifying to behold, but was alas not festooned with electric lights.
behold Kick-Ass, the film that wowed a small group of hard-core film geeks—and includes Nicolas Cage's funniest role in years.
Lo and behold, some of them are even kind, intelligent, interesting, and fun to hang out with.
Lo and behold, the past year has revealed that the Emperor has no clothes—and many of his devout followers are naked, too!
He had come expecting to demand, and to carry away; and behold!
The voice again said, 'behold the winged separates from that which hath no wings!'
Here, then, the reader may behold us for the first time in our character of settlers.
If we could not enter the land of Canaan, we could at least behold it from Mount Pisgah.
But she was too late; down came the axe, off went the head; and lo, and behold!
Old English bihaldan (West Saxon behealdan) "give regard to, hold in view," also "to keep hold of, to belong to," from be- + haldan, healdan (see hold). Related: Beheld; beholding. A common West Germanic compound, cf. Old Saxon bihaldan "hold, keep," Old Frisian bihalda, Old High German bihaltan, German behalten, but "[t]he application to watching, looking, is confined to English" [OED].