How to use Hold out in a sentence

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  • I do not know where a man finds the fulcrum that enables him to hold out against such a life.

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  • The Persian fleet in vain endeavoured to relieve it, and Miletus did not long hold out against Alexander's attack.

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  • Mill tried to reconcile criminal law and its punishments with his very hard type of determinism by saying that law was needed in order to weight the scale, and in order to hold out a prospect of penalties which might deter from crime and impel towards good citizenship, so Paley held that virtue was not merely obedience to God but obedience " for 1 Criticism of the scheme, from the point of view of an idealist theism, will be found in John Caird's Introduc to the Phil.

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  • In 1552 Frankfort was invested for three weeks by Maurice of Saxony, who was still in arms against the emperor Charles V., but it continued to hold out till peace was concluded between the principal combatants.

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  • His commercial connections at New Orleans enabled him to hold out the lure of a ready market at that port for Kentucky products, and this added greatly to the strength of the separatist movement.

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  • Francis, still engaged in his lifelong task of making head against Charles V., was only too glad of the opportunity to strengthen his influence in the Italian peninsula, while Clement, ever needful of help against his too powerful protector, was equally ready to hold out a bait.

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  • His speech at Birmingham (November 14, 1907), fully accepting the principles of Mr Chamberlain's fiscal policy, proved epoch-making in consolidating the Unionist party - except for a small number of free-traders, like Lord Robert Cecil, who continued to hold out - in favour of tariff reform; and during 1908 the process of recuperation went on, the by-elections showing toamarked degree the increased popular support given to the Unionist candidates.

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  • Hodgson sent out a message on the 4th of June (it reached the relieving force on the 12th of June), saying that they could only hold out to the 11th of June.

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  • The small states, though jealous of their sovereign independence, found it impossible to hold out.

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  • The memorandum of the adjutant-general above referred to was based on the hypothesis that Khartum could not hold out beyond the 15th of November, and that the expedition should reach Berber by the 20th of October.

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  • A letter from Gordon, dated the 4th of November and received on the 17th of November, stated that his steamers would await the expedition at Metemma, and added, We can hold out forty days with ease; after that it will be difficult.

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  • The Medinians fought valiantly, but could not hold out against the well-disciplined Syrians.

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  • Musa, received orders to march against him, entered Arabia, and captured Medina, which, fortified by Mahommed by the same means as the Prophet had employed against the besieging Meccans, could not hold out against the well-trained Khorasanians.

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  • Erivan surrendered, but Shusha continued to hold out.

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  • In the interior, however, where the Peruvian admiral l'Iontero had formed a provisional government, the war still lingered, and in September 1882 a conference took place between the latter and President Campero, at which it was decided that they should hold out for better terms. But the Peruvians Recent was himself murdered in November 1872 and was history.

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  • His correspondence shows clearly that he left prepared for failure, that he did not believe that the garrison could hold out against the French force landed, and that he was already resolved to come back from Minorca if he found that the task presented any great difficulty.

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  • In the beginning of the 11th century Glogau, even then a populous and fortified town, was able to withstand a regular siege by the emperor Henry V.; but in 1157 the duke of Silesia, finding he could not hold out against Frederick Barbarossa, set it on fire.

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  • As thirty-eight years had elapsed since the last period of persecution, the churches had become in many ways lax, and the number of those who failed to hold out under the persecution was very great.

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  • Many of those who could not hold out were able to secure certificates which gave them immunity from punishment without actually renouncing the faith, just as "parliamentary certificates" of conformity used to be given in England without any pretext of fact.

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  • But neither did he ever hold out economic destitution as something either to be desired or to be glad about.

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  • Chetwode huffed and heaved in familiar fashion and then hold out to long-on, leaving us 135 for 8 and in deep guano.

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  • However, given its own rampant homophobia, we don't hold out much hope, Mr. Broadhead concluded.

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  • There are at least two approaches to analyzing omnipotence that hold out some hope of success.

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  • They hold out the promise new things when all they want is TV reruns.

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  • At last, he could hold out no longer.

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  • He could not hold out much longer.

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  • 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.

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  • Go and take something, my poor Anna Mikhaylovna, or you will not hold out.

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  • And in their name and my own I hold out a brotherly hand to you.

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  • 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.

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  • What would it have cost him to hold out for another two days?

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  • That doesn't mean that you should make your baby hold out if she becomes hungry after an hour and a half, however.

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  • Or should you hold out for a designer tops?

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  • The primary reason for this is not because their dog is being bad or destructive; it's simply that a smaller dog's bladder can't hold out for long periods of time like that of a larger dog.

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  • Leave it to Nintendo to give you this beautiful environment, graphics to die for, action for days, and still hold out when it comes to voice acting.

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  • If slider phones are more your cup of tea, you may want to hold out a bit and wait for the Motorola RIZR (pronounced "riser").

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  • Sometimes waiting to purchase a laptop until a rebate is offered or it goes on sale is the best option, if you can hold out.

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  • Fan sites hold out a hope for continuation of the story via a television or direct to DVD movie.

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  • Whether you decide to hold out for a digital ring watch or go with an easier-to-find traditional watch face, you're sure to enjoy the handy feature of having a watch on your finger at all times.

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  • If you have an extra bedroom, use the closet in it to hold out of season attire.

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  • Apply a dot of clear nail polish to the top and bottom of the run and it should hold out for the rest of your day or evening.

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  • Alex continued to hold out his hand until Candice accepted it.

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