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behold

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbeholdbe‧hold /bɪˈhəʊld $ -ˈhoʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle beheld) [transitive] literary 🔊 🔊 SEEto see or to look at something – sometimes used humorouslybe a sight/joy/pleasure etc to behold 🔊 The beauty of the garden was a pleasure to behold.beholder noun [countable] lo and behold at lo(2)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
beholdNor was it just the execution that attracted them, for the procession itself was a sight to behold.The New Victory is glorious to behold.The rich beauty of Audley End is a pleasure to behold.It is a popular field of collecting, pleasant to behold and with a spice of magic about it.If he was not horrible to look at, then he was cruel to forbid her ever to behold him.His face was not a pleasant sight to behold on awakening.Yesterday the sun shone until everything he beheld revealed its dazzle.be a sight/joy/pleasure etc to beholdAnd the low cliffs, covered in gum trees, were a pleasure to behold.From Mount Ampenan, and over the rocky coastline and long golden beaches is a sight to behold.It was a sight to behold!Nor was it just the execution that attracted them, for the procession itself was a sight to behold.The horticultural efforts of individual residents are a joy to behold, and reflect great credit on those concerned.The rich beauty of Audley End is a pleasure to behold.The Transit Authority meetings are a sight to behold.When they were on, they were a sight to behold.
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Verb table
behold
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybehold
he, she, itbeholds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybeheld
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave beheld
he, she, ithas beheld
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad beheld
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill behold
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have beheld
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam beholding
he, she, itis beholding
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you, we, theyare beholding
Past
I, he, she, itwas beholding
you, we, theywere beholding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been beholding
he, she, ithas been beholding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been beholding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be beholding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been beholding
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