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.
References in classic literature ?
I was even accustomed to make an irruption into some houses, where I was well entertained, and after learning the kernels and very last sieveful of news -- what had subsided, the prospects of war and peace, and whether the world was likely to hold together much longer -- I was let out through the rear avenues, and so escaped to the woods again.
It was the one last improvement that enabled interdependent nations to handle themselves and to hold together.
Let us, then, all take hold together, with all our might, and see what we can do with this new enterprise, and the whole splendid continent of Africa opens before us and our children.
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.