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held back

verb
past tense of hold back

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2 to refrain from openly showing or uttering
  • held back her tears until she was alone

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“Held back.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/held%20back. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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