keep open

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Verb1.keep open - retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"
keep, hold on - retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
book, reserve, hold - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
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Kennedy, while still rubbing his eyes, which he could scarcely keep open, calmly lit his pipe.
This state of things I have thought it necessary to premise for the information of the general reader, who might be apt to forget, that, although no great historical events, such as war or insurrection, mark the existence of the Anglo-Saxons as a separate people subsequent to the reign of William the Second; yet the great national distinctions betwixt them and their conquerors, the recollection of what they had formerly been, and to what they were now reduced, continued down to the reign of Edward the Third, to keep open the wounds which the Conquest had inflicted, and to maintain a line of separation betwixt the descendants of the victor Normans and the vanquished Saxons.
This was doubtless attributable to the fact, that during nearly a hundred years of existence the said toes never had been subjected to any artificial confinement, and in their old age, being averse to close neighbourhood, bid one another keep open order.
"The fact is, I wish to give a fete at Fontainebleau -- to keep open house for fifteen days, and I shall require " and he stopped glancing at Colbert.
And as he thus sat, his eyes would keep open no longer, and he felt a desire to sleep.
He would keep open house and entertain like a prince.
On this ground it was always contrived in the dark seasons, when there was little work to be done, and the hours were long, that several neighbours should keep open house in succession.
Let me tell you I have store both of rugs and cloaks, and shall not permit the son of my old friend Ulysses to camp down on the deck of a ship--not while I live--nor yet will my sons after me, but they will keep open house as I have done."
You must expect to keep open house in these last illnesses," said liberal Mrs.
LAHORE -- Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan directed the CCPO Lahore and RPOs, CPOs and DPOs to keep open doors of their offices for the public.
Bank of New Zealand has said that it would keep open its branches open until 2022.
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 10, 2019--Bank of New Zealand to keep open branches until 2022