Held-up sentence examples

  • He held up the long syringe.

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  • Shipton held up his hands, mimicking surrender.

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  • She held up the picture.

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  • Toni held up a sleek phone and Bluetooth earpiece.

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  • "Your images are so sharp," Cynthia marveled as she held up a print.

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  • Gabriel held up his hand.

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  • The officer stared at her then held up an ID card with the boy's picture.

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  • He held up the bottle and retreated to the bathroom.

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  • She glanced down to watch the blood stream down the drain then held up her arm.

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  • He held up a bottle.

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  • She held up her bloody arm.

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  • He held up the iPad in front of them.

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  • She focused on the chart he held up to the light.

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  • She held up her pad of copious notes.

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  • She held up a newspaper.

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  • He held up his hand in a stopping gesture.

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  • Darian held up his hand and stared at it.

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  • Any of us in the field receive it, he said and held up his iPhone.

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  • He held up a hand, fascinated to see through it to the car parked in front of him.

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  • "I think so," she said and held up a small syringe.

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  • Xander held up a hand, catching the bullets and then tossing them.

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  • Damian held up his hand.

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  • She held up an IV bag.

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  • She held up her hand.

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  • He held up the hourglass in the space between them.

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  • Fred scratched his head as he held up the skull for close examination.

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  • He held up the small white bone he'd found at the mine.

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  • He held up the bone.

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  • Pumpkin held up the hanger, his outfit draped like black robed judge.

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  • She held up a disposable camera.

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  • She held up the bag by its string.

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  • "You are this close from me kissing you," he said and held up his index finger and thumb an inch apart.

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  • The girl tapped his arm then held up three fingers, the sign she'd made to mean Wynn.

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  • Jared changed to his human form and held up one hand, holding his back with the other.

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  • She held up her arm, uncertain how to release it.

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  • Why did-- He held up a hand to silence her, and she waited, circling the table to face him.

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  • He held up his arms as if giving benediction.

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  • He held up his recently purchased room key as the two ice climbers waved good bye.

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  • The John Wayne look-alike with the big belly was in charge and held up his hand for attention.

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  • The lie held up for a century.

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  • Jackson unwrapped it and held up the bottle of Cristal.

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  • He held up his blood cocktail.

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  • He held up Elisabeth's finger, "THIS happened to me."

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  • Connor passed out the champagne, and held up his glass.

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  • He held up a hand to Katie.

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  • He held up the med-gun.

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  • Brady held up the chunk of steel.

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  • He held up her micro, watching her face.

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  • He held up the vault again, and desperation crossed her features.

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  • He held up the key fob in the space between them, close enough for her to grab, if she wanted.

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  • Brady held up his palm and drew a square around it.

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  • "I have these for you," Mrs. Watson said and held up two bags.

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  • She held up clothing covered in mosquito netting.

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  • She held up the hand holding the scenes of demons destroying the mortal world.

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  • Parkside had held up well, faring much better than some of its sister cities in eastern Pennsylvania.

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  • Dean held up Mrs. Lincoln and looked her in the eye.

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  • She held up the catalog.

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  • He held up the tester.

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  • "You held up very well," he said.

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  • "Jonny—" He held up a hand.

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  • She held up her arm to reveal the black cuff.

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  • He held up the necklace, gazing at the symbol that marked his lineage.

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  • He held up his hand.

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  • She held up her cell.

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  • "No, none of that," she said and held up her hand.

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  • "Offer's always open," he said and held up his hands.

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  • Virtue is often held up for admiration, and vice painted in revolting colours or derided.

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  • The Saturday market, which was held up to the 19th century, is mentioned in 1220, and was confirmed by royal charter in 1253, together with a fair at Michaelmas.

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  • In the West Vincent of Lerins held up Origen as a warning example (Commonit.

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  • Dr. Reisner, working for Boston, was not held up by the war, but continued his excavations in the Giza pyramid field and in Nubia, making good finds in both places.

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  • It strengthened the hands of church democracy; it formed an alliance with the pure souls who held up to the church the ideal of apostolic poverty; it united itself for a time even with mysticism in a common opposition to the supremacy of the church.

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  • s ' ` '` t A tunic or skirt is found as early as the time of Naram-Sin, son of the great Sargon; it reaches to his knees and appears to be held up by ornamental shoulderbands (Meyer, pp. II, 115; fig.

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  • The authors of the Augustan age are unduly depreciated, while Ennius, Plautus, Laberius, Sallust are held up as models of imitation.

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  • The front occupied by the invaders at the end of June was indeed for all practical purposes to represent the line that was to be held up to the night of Jan.

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  • Birdwood decided, in consultation with Godley and Byng, that the front trenches should be held up to the very last moment on the night of final evacuation, the troops manning them then hastening to the beaches, everything removable, whether animate or inanimate, having already left.

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  • The work of removing stores, war material, animals and personnel was to be carried out on successive nights, the fighting force ashore was to be gradually reduced, the front line of trenches was to be held up till the very last - the final night being fixed provisionally for the 8th-9th - and the detachments vacating it were to hurry straight off to the beaches.

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  • Opposition to France was the inspiring principle of the Historisches Journal founded by him in 1799-1800, which once more held up English institutions as the model, and became in Germany the mouthpiece of British policy towards the revolutionary aggressions of the French republic. In 1801 he ceased the publication of the Journal, because he disliked the regularity of journalism, and issued instead, under the title Beitrdge zur Geschichte, &c., a series of essays on contemporary politics.

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  • In England's Confusion, published on the 30th of May 1659, in the True and Full Narrative, and in The Brief Necessary Vindication, he gave long accounts of the attempt to enter the house and of his ejection, while in the Curtaine Drawne he held up the claims of the Rump to derision.

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  • It was natural that warning voices should then be raised in the Church against secular tendencies, that the wellknown counsels about the imitation of Christ should be held up in their literal strictness before worldly Christians.

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  • Their losses had been heavy; II divisions had been defeated with a loss of close on i i,000 prisoners and many guns; the artificial defences had not held up or even appreciably checked the British advance, which now threatened to turn from the N.

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  • Corps, which had been held up ever since Sept.

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  • was held up in front of Gouzeaucourt, and a series of further minor attacks on the succeeding days proved necessary before the positions required for the general offensive against the main Hindenburg line were completely secured along the whole front of the Third Army.

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  • in line, despite difficulties in assembling its forces, reached its first objectives by 9 A.M., but the 6th Division was held up at Holnon, and was unable to maintain itself in Fresnoy, while the 1st Div.

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  • Further progress was difficult, particularly on the right, where the 4th Canadian Div., which had outstripped the advance of the left of the Third Army, was held up by flanking fire and counter-attacks from the S., and was unable to do more than establish itself on the fourth objective by the evening, with its right thrown back along the Bapaume-Cambrai road.

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  • cleared Fontaine Notre Dame and the 4th Sailly and were then held up for the time being in front of the Marcoing line, which, however, was completely cleared later in the evening by a renewed attack.

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  • Although several of these leaders were Voltairians, they held up Louis XVI., who had been executed in January 1793, as a martyr to Catholicism, and the Vendeans, who had hitherto styled themselves the Christian Army, now adopted the name of the Catholic and Royal Army.

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  • They held up before a backsliding people the ideals of human duty, of religious truth and of national policy.

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  • For the great festival of Tezcatlipoca, the handsomest and noblest of the captives of the year had been chosen as the incarnate representative of the god, and paraded the streets for public adoration dressed in an embroidered mantle with feathers and garlands on his head and a retinue like a king; for the last month they married him to four girls representing four goddesses; on the last day wives and pages escorted him to the little temple of Tlacochcalco, where he mounted the stairs, breaking an earthenware flute against each step; this was a symbolic farewell to the joys of the world, for as he reached the top he was seized by the priests, his heart torn out and held up to the sun, his head spitted on the tzompantli, and his body eaten as sacred food, the people drawing from his fate the moral lesson that riches and pleasure may turn into poverty and sorrow.

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  • Sickness is often explained as due to the absence of the soul; and means are sometimes taken to lure back the wandering soul; when a Chinese is at the point of death and his soul is supposed to have already left his body, the patient's coat is held up on a long bamboo while a priest endeavours to bring the departed spirit back into the coat by means of incantations.

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  • In 1548 appeared the Art poetique of Thomas Sibilet, who enunciated many of the ideas that Ronsard and his followers had at heart, though with essential differences in the point of view, since he held up as models Clement Marot and his disciples.

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  • They advanced toward the lighthouse and reached the lookout station, where they were held up again by machine-gun fire.

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  • The working season lasted only from the end of November to the end of June, while the Nile was low; and the difficulty of getting in the foundations was increased, as, in the interests of irrigation and to supply the Menufia canal, water was held up every season while the work was in progress to as much as Io ft.

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  • These two men, with Campbell of Loch Awe, and Randolph's son, the earl of Moray, held up the national standard and were joined by the English claimant of the earldom of Atholl.

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  • The politicians hoped that Elizabeth might convert Mary to her own invisible shade of Protestantism if the sister sovereigns could but meet, and for two years the promise of a meeting was held up before Mary.

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  • He held up to his daughter as an especial model the family of a poor but gifted mechanic as one wherein she would see" the best examples of rational living."

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  • Thus, by his enemies, Thorbecke was often held up to scorn as a pure materialist and no friend of the fine arts, because at a sitting of the states-general in 1862 he had said that it is not the duty of the state, nor in the true interest of art itself, for the government to "protect" art, since all state-aided art must be artificial, like any forced plant.

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  • In the Syllabus of 1864 the separation of state and church was anathematized, yet in 1906 this separation in the United States was held up as an example to be followed by the French government.

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  • Krauss was still held up at Saga and on Polounik, and the Bosnians had gained no more ground.

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  • Henriquez had difficult mountainous country to cross before he reached the plain, and both he and Wurm were held up on the Isonzo, where the bridges had been destroyed by the retreating Italians.

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  • Measures like these gained for him during his lifetime the title of "Guardian of Mankind," and caused him to be held up as a model to Indian princes of later times, who in the matter of religious toleration have only too seldom followed his example.

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  • To waverers it held up an absolutely sure and uniform Rule of Faith, contrasting impressively with the already multitudinous variations of the Protestant Churches.

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  • That rediscovery of the classic past restored the confidence in their own faculties to men striving after spiritual freedom; revealed the continuity of history and the identity of human nature in spite of diverse creeds and different customs; held up for emulation masterworks of literature, philosophy and art; provoked inquiry; encouraged criticism; shattered the narrow mental barriers imposed by medieval orthodoxy.

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  • In 1816 Calhoun delivered in favour of a protective tariff a speech that was ever held up by his opponents as evidence of his inconsistency in the tariff controversy.

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  • After ages have held up Phalaris to infamy for his excessive cruelty.

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  • In the pages of Epictetus the same ideal is constantly held up to us.

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  • They are held up by a thin cord of red or green silk or cotton round the waist, and the laboring classes, when engaged in heavy or dirty work, or when running, generally tuck the end of these garments under the cord, which leaves their legs bare and free to the middle of the thigh.

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  • Julius is simply held up to ridicule, while the life of Joseph is almost wholly based on the book of Scioppius and the Scaligerana.

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  • Thus he cleared the way for unit after unit held up at the frontal wire, and, growing snowball fashion, the Bulgarian attack, soon joined by accompanying field batteries, cleared the whole line of the eastern forts by 8 A.M.

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  • The water, contained in the interstices of the sand above the mean sea-level, would (except in so far as a film, coating the sand particles, is held up by capillary attraction) gradually sink to the sea-level if there were no rainfall.

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  • Thus, if dry clay is prevented from expanding, and one side be sub j ected to water pressure while the other side is held up by a completely porous medium, the percolation will be exceedingly small; but if the pressure preventing the expansion is reduced the clay will swell, and the percolation will increase.

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  • The puddle at a was originally held up by the flat head of this pedestal; not so the puddle at b, which under the superincumbent weight settled down and produced the fault bc, accompanied with a shearing or tangential strain or, less probably, with actual fracture in the direction bd.

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  • In the best examples this has been secured by bedding the stones near to the water face in somewhat finer mortar than the rest, and sometimes also by placing pads to fill the joints for several inches from the water face, so that the mortar was kept away from the face and was well held up to its work.

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  • Although President Polk immediately urged the formation of a territorial government for Oregon, the bill introduced for this purpose was held up in the Senate on account of the opposition of Southern leaders, who were seeking to maintain the abstract principle that slavery could not be constitutionally prohibited in any territory of the United States, although they had no hope of Oregon ever becoming slave territory.

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  • The idea held up to about 1890 was that the illuminating value depended upon the amount of ethylene present.

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  • 1401), in which the Franciscan order is held up to ridicule.

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  • In this he held up the British government as the best model in the world.

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  • Brunhild taunted Gudrun with the fact that Sigurd was Gunnar's vassal, whereupon Gudrun retorted by telling her that it was not Gunnar but Sigurd who rode through the flames, and in proof of this held up Brunhild's ring, which Sigurd had given to her.

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  • "I texted you my email address in case you want to email," the Watcher said and held up his phone.

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  • But old Adolph could rest in peace beneath the crabgrass in Pine Grove Cemetery, content in the knowledge that his handiwork had held up well while more than quadrupling in value.

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  • Sackler and Dean spent the afternoon listening to the exagger­ated tale of a variety store owner who had been held up at gun­point, and supposedly relieved of $1,500.

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  • "Jonny—" He held up a hand.

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  • On the way out he held up the kettle and shouted " I am British " at which the entire room roared applause.

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  • Gaelic traditions were belittled and Gaelic speakers held up as illiterate bumpkins.

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  • ceremonial shaped sword held up in right hand, left hand over belly.

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  • chequerere the often checkered history of religion can be held up to the light.

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  • The Grill Room is lavishly decorated with mirrors held up by caryatids and ceilings covered in rococo curlicues.

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  • Crucially, however, the hated Samaritan is held up as the moral exemplar.

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  • Holmes held up a crumpled branch of flowering gorse.

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  • homogenized, secular society is held up as the ideal.

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  • A long ball from the back held up in the wind and caused a defensive mix-up which Mitch Patten capitalized on to equalize.

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  • even overt research, where the participants are fully aware of the researcher's aims, can be held up to ethical scrutiny.

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  • pastor's wife was held up in an armed robbery in our local shops.

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  • pushover try was deemed to have been held up and Welwyn were awarded a scrum 5 meters from the Haringey line.

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  • After a while, Teal'c held up his hand, and the Lieutenant left the roadway as the rest halted.

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  • Mark Lock then picked up from the back of the resultant scrum and was again held up.

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  • The home side continued to dominate and after Lambert was held-up over the line, Quins extended their lead from the resulting five-metre scrum.

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  • The was a good north westerly which held up for the duration of the race.

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  • It strengthened the hands of church democracy; it formed an alliance with the pure souls who held up to the church the ideal of apostolic poverty; it united itself for a time even with mysticism in a common opposition to the supremacy of the church; nay, it lent the strength of its convictions to the support of states and princes in their efforts to break the political power of the church.

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  • The legs become slender and those of the first or of the second pairs are held up and carried in front of the head to simulate the antennae of the ant.

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  • Bacon summing up the movement so far as he understood it, in a rather belated way, has no theory of knowledge beyond the metaphor of the mirror held up to nature.

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  • Its doctrinal thesis (which is supported with great philosophic acumen and rhetorical power) is the divinity and consubstantiality of the Word; incidentally the character of Basil, which Eunomius had aspersed, is vindicated, and the heretic himself is held up to scorn and contempt.

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  • Running downstairs to my mother I held up my hand and made the letters for doll.

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  • Then she held up one finger and said "baby."

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  • Yet a single glass of its water held up to the light is as colorless as an equal quantity of air.

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  • A potential pushover try was deemed to have been held up and Welwyn were awarded a scrum 5 meters from the Haringey line.

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  • Flimby were agonizingly held up three runs short of victory on 132-3, despite a 58 from Steve Ditchburn.

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  • The elevator seemed to be held up precariously; I doubted it would hold more than a few people.

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  • Drop leaf tables have a fixed center piece and either one or two (or very occasionally four) hinged leaves that can be folded down or held up by brackets.

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  • RETARD!!" then he laughed his goofy laugh and just held up his hands and said he was kidding.

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  • Male anchors, especially those who are icons in the field, are not held up to the same standards; nor should they be.

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  • Then, the talk show host held up Omarosa's new book to the camera only to have it snatched from her hands by the less than gracious guest.

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  • In a world that held up skinny Kate Moss as the ideal woman, Hollywood actresses were expected to strive to mirror her body type.

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  • He passed away just seventeen days after the film wrapped, and Hepburn has spoken of production being held up because of his health issues.

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  • Classic boutique clothes from the 1960s and 1970s have held up wonderfully and look just as great on a modern girl as they did then.

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  • A great deal of the original brass fixtures, wood, and mahogany on board has held up nicely.

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  • Cowboys didn't always wear belts, as pants in earlier times were held up with suspenders.

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  • They were held up by suspenders and were often patterned.

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  • The elasticity and form molding characteristics of Lastex brought about other garments like the girdle, which not only held up stockings but also flattened the stomach.

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  • As of this writing, the pad has held up to about an hour daily (April through July 2008) of adult use with shoes without showing the slightest sign of wear, suggesting these things are built to last.

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  • The circuitry in my 3 year old pad has held up nicely and believe me when I say it has taken some abuse.

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  • Believe: This has become the primary catchphrase for the game, as shown in a series of television spots where Master Chief is held up by a Covenant commander.

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  • He is known for his bald head painted with three red stripes, the string of skulls around his neck, and his shorts held up by rope.

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  • The cartridges -- which held up to 4MB of data -- were loaded into the top of the machine.

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  • I tasted this after a tasting of '97 cult cabernets averaging $150 per bottle and it held up remarkably well.

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  • Whether this Bonny Doon Shiraz has held up is anyone's guess, but at such an affordable price, if you come across a bottle it may be well worth a try.

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  • Plastic held up in the water and was inexpensive to manufacture and so became available to nearly anyone.

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  • The comb should be held up to the light to be sure it is clean.

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  • Rocking or walking around with the baby held up against the shoulder can sometimes soothe the infant.

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  • There are thousands of DVDs and classes that combine various forms of dance with exercise - and dancers have always been held up as being the epitome of human health.

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  • Shopping for vintage swimwear is difficult - the suits were made with different fabrics and both wear and chlorine meant few have held up.

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  • This teeny, tiny swimsuit is held up by the addition of mere stings.

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  • It held up for a long time, so a flapper could enjoy a sporty season and not worry about needing to replace her clothes or fret that they'd rip.

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  • If you say you'll meet someone at 6 P.M., be there at 6 P.M. If you're held up in traffic, call the person as soon as possible, but do your best to plan ahead to avoid mishaps.

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  • The telenovela is held up as a representative of what dredging the Paraguay River would do the region and activists seek to preserve the wetlands rather than dig them out for commercial shipping.

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  • The cheerleaders then should prompt the classes to do their cheers using signs held up by the cheerleaders.

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  • Although Atkins has had a number of critics over the years, his diet has held up and become one of the most popular low carbohydrate diets in the world.

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  • The nylon nighties in particular have held up very well, but those made in cotton have always been harder to find.

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  • It's not the style that matters to some men, but the fit, and that's where one is often held up.

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  • Stockings were held up by suspenders and garters attached to the corsets.

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  • Once trousers became full length, men switched from hose to silk socks, held up by garters.

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  • They were held up by garters and a belt rather than continuing up to waist-level.

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  • First appearing in the 1960s, they replaced stockings that were held up by garter belts.

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  • They were held up by a pair of suspenders.

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  • They're then held up to NOCSAE standards to make sure they pass.

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  • The pants are an olive drab in color, long trousers with a high waist that are held up with a thick brown leather belt.

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  • "It's right here," she said and held up the vial.

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  • She held up two fingers.

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  • She held up two fingers again.

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  • I almost died a million times over, and if I didn't know how to enable the shields on the escape pod, I would have burned up in the atmosphere, and if that didn't kill me, then hitting the planet-- He held up a hand, planting it across her mouth when she refused to stop.

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  • He held up a waist harness.

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