Held-off sentence example

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  • Winston had more to say but held off as Rita came by, handing him a cup of coffee.

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  • Baden-Powell had throughout shown a bold front and by his unconventional gaiety as well as his military measures had held off the assault until the last.

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  • On the loth, covered by Kaulbars, who held off Nogi, and by strong rearguards at and east of Mukden, the movement continued, and though it was not executed with entire precision, and the rearguards suffered very heavily, the Russians managed to draw off in safety to the northward.

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  • But Rabelais, in his own way, held off from the Reformation even more distinctly than Erasmus did.

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  • The enemy had suffered so much in the year of the six battles that they held off for some space from Wessex, seeking easier prey on the continent and in northern England.

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  • Dusty's skills were legendary, but Damian had held off on what he considered a reign of terror for his seasoned Guardians.

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  • The world number two had held off the challenge of his younger countryman Gregory Gaultier 3/1, admitting to feeling tense at times.

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  • The rains just held off for a successful fireworks extravaganza by the Derwent.

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  • Anna was flattered by the attention and began dating Marshall but held off on the marriage reportedly so she could focus on her career and make it on her own.

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  • Joanna held off a few years and finally signed with Blackground Records when she was 12.

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  • Since the happy couple wanted to protect their privacy, they held off making the announcement as long as possible.

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