Remembering that seat of ivory in thy court, decked with jewels and beholding this seat of kusa grass, grief consumeth me, O king!
And no thought of impurity came to him on beholding that lily, snowy whiteness.
“You rob us of the rapture of beholding great beauties, Madam,” he said in a low, impassioned voice.
In the meantime they are happy in their hopes, and for this also they are beholding to me.
beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.
But on beholding the laundress' besotted face, she tremblingly drew back.
Philammon turned away his eyes from beholding vanity; but only to meet fresh vanity wheresoever they fell.
On beholding him Gervaise uttered such a deep wailing that he awoke.
He was almost as startled on seeing the four chums as they were at beholding him.
At the noise of footsteps she raised her head, and shuddered on beholding Jean.
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].