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Past tense and past participle of behold.


the past tense and past participle of behold



v. be•held, be•hold•ing,
interj. v.t.
1. to observe; look at; see.
2. look; see.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English behaldan to keep. See be-, hold 1]
be•hold′er, n.


(biˈhəuld) past tense, past participle beheld (biˈheld) verb
to see. What a sight to behold!
References in classic literature ?
The further we receded from the object we beheld, the larger became the field of vision.
By the light which escaped from it, the prisoner beheld, all about the room, frightful instruments whose use she did not understand.
It is an incomparably finer spectacle when beheld on shore, where the waving trees, the wild flight of the birds, the dark shadows and bright lights, the rushing of the torrents all proclaim the strife of the unloosed elements.
Mary, without waiting for any further commands immediately left the room and quickly returned introducing the most beauteous and amiable Youth, I had ever beheld.
But at length when the sun had utterly departed, the Fay, now the mere ghost of her former self, went disconsolately with her boat into the region of the ebony flood, and that she issued thence at all I cannot say, for darkness fell over an things and I beheld her magical figure no more.
They had now ascended to a great height above the level of the plains, yet they beheld huge crags of granite piled one upon another, and beetling like battlements far above them.
Old Comcomly had beheld, with dismay, the arrival of a "big war canoe" displaying the British flag.
But others, who had seen more of the world, had watched and waited till they were weary, and had beheld no man with such a face, nor any man that proved to be much greater or nobler than his neighbors, concluded it to be nothing but an idle tale.
The glow, which they had just before beheld burning on his cheek, was extinguished, like a flame that sinks down hopelessly among the late decaying embers.