Definition of behold
Examples of behold in a Sentence
Those who have beheld the beauty of the desert never forget it.
to anyone who beholds the immense complexity of life on earth
Recent Examples of behold from the Web
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Oprah Winfrey has named Imbolo Mbue's 2016 novel Behold the Dreamers as the latest selection for her book club, a coveted distinction that typically serves as a major sales boon for authors.
Behold the Dreamers, the debut novel by Cameroonian-American author Imbolo Mbue.
Below, behold some of her most mesmerizing, mind-boggling work.
Behold how Nevada’s net-metering solar subsidy has risen after a two-year eclipse.
Fasten your seat belt and behold a really far-out premise: This depraved drama series imagines a world where water is a scarce as oil, and climate change keeps the temperature at a cool 115 in the shade.
These are the sights beheld by Richard Dana in his 1840 account, Two Years Before the Mast.
But there is little as impressive to behold as confidence.
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Origin and Etymology of behold
Middle English, to keep, behold, from Old English behealdan, from be- + healdan to hold
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of behold for English Language Learners
: to look at (something) : to see (something)
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