Definition of behold
- It was a pleasure to behold the beauty of the sunset.
- The enormous crowd was a sight to behold.
Those who have beheld the beauty of the desert never forget it.
to anyone who beholds the immense complexity of life on earth
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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to cause to suffer severely from hunger
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