Can you hold things down for two weeks?
Can you hold lunch for a little bit?
"You'll have to hold on to me," he spoke gruffly over a shoulder.
"Hold on before you fall off," Alex snarled.
"I don't hold you responsible," Damian said with a smile.
"We'll just put things on hold until you return," I said.
Our job is to hold this group together, for the children.
I can't hold this!
There, that should hold you.
He could not hold out much longer.
The thin pipes didn't look strong enough to hold him.
Don't hold up dinner on my account.
"Can I hold her?" she asked Alex.
(If that can be achieved, to my readers under age twelve, I hold out the possibility of Brussels sprouts that taste like chocolate.)
She wrenched free of his hold and pushed him hard enough to slide out from between him and the wall.
Much that I hold sweetest, much that I hold most precious, I owe to her.
This Bryce guy was probably the one who got a hold of the contest letter from Julie and broke into her apartment.
I see only the parts of them that hold depravity, weakness.
"Couldn't you manage to hold me in your arms?" asked the cab-horse.
But English seems to have taken hold, thanks to the Internet.
"At least hold off on-- " "Jenn!" he said, gripping her arms.
"Hold 'em, Dusty," Damian shouted and placed his hands on the wall.
"Hold on, Darian," she whispered, tears blurring her vision.
Even ever-smiling Maria, the newly hired helper, put her smile on hold and looked ready to cry.
The last item on Dean's list of pleasurable activities was punching one if you want this and two if you want that buttons, then sitting on hold while listening to elevator music from some bureaucratic office.
"The Rain of Stones has done much damage to our city," he said, "and we shall hold you responsible for it unless you can prove your innocence."
"Don't worry, dear," Dorothy exclaimed, "I'll hold you in my arms, and take you with me."
You cannot sell to someone the right to kill you or hold you prisoner.
By this fluctuation the pond asserts its title to a shore, and thus the shore is shorn, and the trees cannot hold it by right of possession.
Those three got hold of a bear somewhere, put it in a carriage, and set off with it to visit some actresses!
Daddy, I wana hold wou.
What must he be thinking to hold on to her like that?
"Hold the salt, Dust-man," Damian warned.
Panting and exhausted, Deidre couldn't have moved, had he not shifted to hold her against him.
As I learned, my deals hold the same power of enforcement as his.
Cynthia would attend the New Jersey wedding—thank God for Visa—while Fred and Dean would hold down Bird Song.
At last, he could hold out no longer.
Government buildings were converted into silos to hold the abundance, as other countries in the region placed orders for massive amounts of these seeds.
He can sell the certificate, use it as collateral, or hold it for the future.
Autocrats can hold power indefinitely if they control the media, the military, business, the money, and information.
I attracted her attention by showing her my watch and letting her hold it in her hand.
We went out to the pump-house, and I made Helen hold her mug under the spout while I pumped.
I let her hold a shell in her hand, and feel the chicken "chip, chip."
You would be amused to see me hold a squealing pig in my arms, while Helen feels it all over, and asks countless questions--questions not easy to answer either.
It was amusing to see her hold it before her eyes and spell the sentences out on her fingers, just as I had done.
The keeper of the bears made one big black fellow stand on his hind legs and hold out his great paw to us, which Helen shook politely.
Now I understand that the darkness everywhere may hold possibilities better even than my hopes.
I like sometimes to take rank hold on life and spend my day more as the animals do.
Having once got hold they never let go, but struggled and wrestled and rolled on the chips incessantly.
This people must cease to hold slaves, and to make war on Mexico, though it cost them their existence as a people.
"Catch hold of my arm or you'll drop him!" he heard one of the servants say in a frightened whisper.
Catch hold from underneath.
Go and take something, my poor Anna Mikhaylovna, or you will not hold out.
But Anna Mikhaylovna went forward a step or two to keep her hold on the portfolio, and changed her grip.
He stretched out his hand to take hold of the purse.
"Come here," said Rostov, catching hold of Telyanin's arm and almost dragging him to the window.
They had to hold their noses and put their horses to a trot to escape from the poisoned atmosphere of these latrines.
The soldiers in their greatcoats were ranged in lines, the sergeants major and company officers were counting the men, poking the last man in each section in the ribs and telling him to hold his hand up.
He imagined only important possibilities: "If the enemy attacks the right flank," he said to himself, "the Kiev grenadiers and the Podolsk chasseurs must hold their position till reserves from the center come up.
He mustered his last remaining strength, took hold of his left hand with his right, and reached the bushes.
The regimental commander and Major Ekonomov had stopped beside a bridge, letting the retreating companies pass by them, when a soldier came up and took hold of the commander's stirrup, almost leaning against him.
From the death of Count Bezukhov he did not let go his hold of the lad.
Remember this, Princess, I hold to the principle that a maiden has a full right to choose.
Hold your tongue, Petya, what a goose you are!
The two generals and the adjutant took hold of the field glass, trying to snatch it from one another.
"Hurrah!" shouted Prince Andrew, and, scarcely able to hold up the heavy standard, he ran forward with full confidence that the whole battalion would follow him.
At that moment she was oblivious of her surroundings, and from her smiling lips flowed sounds which anyone may produce at the same intervals and hold for the same time, but which leave you cold a thousand times and the thousand and first time thrill you and make you weep.
And in their name and my own I hold out a brotherly hand to you.
After that they took his right hand, placed it on something, and told him to hold a pair of compasses to his left breast with the other hand and to repeat after someone who read aloud an oath of fidelity to the laws of the Order.
Prince Andrew longed to snatch up, to squeeze, to hold to his heart, this helpless little creature, but dared not do so.
Anna Mikhaylovna also had of late visited them less frequently, seemed to hold herself with particular dignity, and always spoke rapturously and gratefully of the merits of her son and the brilliant career on which he had entered.
His words are music, I never tire of hearing him! said the old prince, keeping hold of the hand and offering his cheek to be kissed.
If I don't sleep for three nights I'll not leave this passage and will hold her back by force and will and not let the family be disgraced, thought she.
I couldn't hold them in, my hands grew numb in the sharp frost so that I threw down the reins--'Catch hold yourself, your excellency!' says I, and I just tumbled on the bottom of the sleigh and sprawled there.
The young fellow on the box jumped down to hold the horses and Anatole and Dolokhov went along the pavement.
Hard as it may be, I'll tell them all to hold their tongues and will hide it from the count.
With fifteen thousand men I held the enemy at bay for thirty-five hours and beat him; but he would not hold out even for fourteen hours.
What would it have cost him to hold out for another two days?
They can't hold all that line.
One of the wounded, an old soldier with a bandaged arm who was following the cart on foot, caught hold of it with his sound hand and turned to look at Pierre.
"Our fire is mowing them down by rows, but still they hold on," said the adjutant.
"Catch hold!" whispered Gerasim to the porter.
Pierre continued, in French, to persuade the officer not to hold that drunken imbecile to account.
Natasha almost shouted, taking hold of both his hands with a passionate movement.
He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.
He felt it necessary to hold his head higher, to brace himself, and to question the esaul with an air of importance about tomorrow's undertaking, that he might not be unworthy of the company in which he found himself.
Tell Denisov, 'at the first shot at daybreak,' said Dolokhov and was about to ride away, but Petya seized hold of him.
And the Cossacks looked round in surprise at the sound, like the yelp of a dog, with which Denisov turned away, walked to the wattle fence, and seized hold of it.
Now then, catch hold in twos!
Princess Mary, frowning in her effort to hold back her tears, sat beside Natasha, and heard for the first time the story of those last days of her brother's and Natasha's love.
I said hold on to me.
Was she merely a female to hold for the evening - or was this what he had been trying to tell her for so long?
What do you think I've been going through lately... wanting to tell you, wanting to hold you in my arms - not knowing if you felt the way I did.
There was no need to hold on to her, but his arm around her waist was welcome all the same.
Hold that food while I change.
"Hold that thought," He pitched the apron at Chet.
I guess that's what you meant in the diner when you told me to hold that thought.
I knew I'd have to talk to you about it sooner or later, but I didn't want to hold the financial burden of an unplanned pregnancy over your head like a club.
Now there were two problems, both stuck on hold, and out of our hands.
Let's hold off deciding until I speak with Brennan and see what he can do.
Martha asked if she'd like to hold the baby, thrilling Molly further.
Molly continued to hold Clair, even feeding her a bottle as Martha explained the mechanics of capturing mother's milk while the rest of us pretended not to listen.
If I am unsuccessful there are others who may hold the answers I demand and I now have plans to get them as well.
"It was a last grasp try to hold the five of us together; for the children," I added.
No; hold off on that.
Hold your horses, Swami.
Before I could, the door was kicked open I was grabbed about the neck in a strangle hold that gagged me and a knife jabbed upward under my chin!
It took all I could muster to hold it together.
She struggled, but he wrapped his arms around her in a hold she couldn't break.
She didn't have his cold control; she was the kind of woman who would give herself freely in bed and hold no part of her back.
Let's see how you hold up.
With a frown, she wondered why she'd never seen it before, why she wasted seven years trying to make things work with someone who couldn't hold a candle to the man she was meant to be with.
"Breathe in, take what you can, and hold it," he instructed.
The magic took hold of her, and she danced away from his strikes as if they were in slow motion.
I don't hold our past against you at all.
Hold on a sec.
We'll take it nice and slow and hold hands.
"Hold judgment until you meet her this afternoon," he answered.
Dorothy grabbed fast hold of the buggy top and the boy did the same.
Dorothy kept hold of his hand and followed him, and soon they were both walking through the air, with the kitten frisking beside them.
Then he tied a rope around his waist and said to his friends, Take hold of the other end, boys.
"Three nails in each shoe will hold them on," said the smith.
So hold these thoughts, as we will be returning to them.
To pay for his college education, Borlaug would periodically put his education on hold to find work.
You view it as your duty to protest when people who do not hold to those values gain power.
Hold that thought, as we will return to it.
The owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his eye; but I returned it sharper than I received it.
One man, older than the others present, suddenly pushed forward with a scared and angry look and wanted to seize hold of Dolokhov's shirt.
He has taken hold of me.
They hold me captive.
Anyway, with all the money in his family and the good looks as well, he couldn't hold a candle to Brandon in the charm department.
They'd bring her back and beg us to hold her while they ran.
I hold myself responsible for her death.
"Hold up a minute, Adri," Michael said.
Will you two hold it down for a few minutes?