hold together


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hold together

vb (adverb)
1. to cohere or remain or cause to cohere or remain in one piece: your old coat holds together very well.
2. to stay or cause to stay united: the children held the family together.
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CANTERBURY, ENGLAND * In a lengthy interview in The Times of London, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby predicted that the Anglican Communion might not hold together because of strong disagreements on the ordination of women as bishops and full rights for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender community.
The concrete masonry walls may not hold together when the stairs were cut.
The petite blond girl, wearing an orange apron and safety goggles, carefully aimed the hammer at the wooden plank, hoping to hit the nail that would hold together the toolbox on the table in front of her.
Injuries like Totti's can also tear the ligaments that hold together the fibula and the tibia, or the bone that extends from the knee to the ankle.
The electrostatic interactions that hold together the fiber break down in water.
Individual chapters trace their stories: accepting the constraints of womanhood, transcending base beginnings to become a hero, experiencing a mystic presence, trying to hold together a people and a tradition.
My disappointment with not being allowed to attend a conference, where I simply wanted to listen and seek to understand, leaves me with little hope that the Anglican community around the world can hold together in the face of such polarization.
After that, my thoughts centered on whether the plane would hold together long enough for us to consider our options.