Examples of holdout in a Sentence
He says he might be a holdout at the start of the next season if the team doesn't agree to pay him more.
He is expected to end his three-week holdout and join the team tomorrow.
A few holdouts still use typewriters, but nearly everybody uses computers now.
Recent Examples of holdout from the Web
Two big holdouts, AT&T and Verizon, quietly agreed to support the standard in the past few months.
Turkish forces, much to the Assad regime's fury, are also in Idlib -- ostensibly to guard a mythical de-confliction zone, but in reality to deter the regime from attacking the last rebel holdouts.
The town is a hideaway but also a holdout, where depictions of resistance against oppression also decorate the walls.
There was last spring’s pseudo holdout, complete with social-media activity that threw his absence in the face of both the team and its coach.
Ohio had been the last holdout, declining to join Michigan and Ontario in declaring the lake impaired.
On the field: With all players needing to report by Monday, the last two holdouts -- Ryan Braun and Orlando Arcia -- made their first spring appearances.
Comey became the seventh FBI director when he was confirmed by the Senate on July 29, 2013, by a 93-1 count, with Sen. Rand Paul the lone holdout.
Douma was the final rebel holdout in Ghouta until Saturday’s attack.
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Definition of hold out
- where 30 of the … refugees were still holding out
- —Anna Tomforde
- prayed that the engine would hold out
- as long as our money holds out
- holding out for a shorter workweek
Examples of hold out in a Sentence
we hoped our supply of firewood would hold out until power was restored
luckily, the old outboard motor held out till we made it to shore
Recent Examples of hold out from the Web
Hurtt, meanwhile, holds out hope that NASA will restore the program.
Attorney Paul DeMarco has also written an op-ed calling on reformers to hold out for a better ballot initiative in 2020.
Those trying to salvage parts of that house hold out hope.
Then my mind-set shifted yet again when some of my favorite celebrities convinced me to hold out.
If all pork everything isn’t your speed, hold out for NoHo’s Vegan Street Fair on March 25.
In extraordinary cases involving great potential risk to life or to national security, the FBI pays for information — or at least holds out the possibility of paying for it if the informant satisfies various conditions.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the Portuguese international is a highly prized asset of the Primeira Liga giants, and will hold out for the lofty asking price despite the player's contract set to expire in just one year.
Shortstop Orlando Arcia was scheduled to return to the lineup after missing two games with a slight ankle injury but was held out after falling ill with a stomach bug.
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hold out Synonyms
HOLDOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of holdout for English Language Learners
: a person who refuses to reach an agreement until certain terms are met : a person who holds out
: an act of holding out for something
: a person who continues to do or use something after others have stopped doing or using it
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