How to use Holding-out in a sentence
Destiny asked, holding out her skirt.
He was sitting in his chair, everything from the top of his head to his thighs covered with the newspaper he was holding out to read.
An older, harmless-looking man with white hair and beautiful emerald eyes stood near the door, holding out a phone.
He continued on his way, holding out his hand to the woman awaiting him.
He didn't know what she said, but she was holding out a hand to him, crying.Advertisement
Lon asked, holding out his hand.
Mentally, you are holding out.
Deidre started down the trail, holding out her hands to the pine trees.
Katie, you forgot your drink at the bar, Kris said, holding out the iced whiskey to her.
Toby called, holding out the phone.Advertisement
He looked up to see the boy standing above him, holding out a small spiral notebook.
Just then, Edith returned to the room, holding out three crisp one hundred dollar bills, which she thrust toward Claire who reached out and snatched them, without so much as a thank-you, stuffing them in her purse.
She stopped and smiled, holding out the edges of her white dress as if to show it off.
Methinks you're holding out on me.
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Alex asked, holding out a hand to help her from the floor.
But, if I were guessing, I'd say he's still holding out on us.
Yully moved away from him, holding out her arms as she drained the surrounding area of magic.
I know you talk to him via texts, Xander said, holding out his hand to the woman beside him.
But in nothing was this so apparent as in agriculture; the high prices of produce holding out a great inducement to improve lands then arable, to reclaim others that had previously lain waste, and to bring much pasture-land under the plough.Advertisement
Early in April he sought to gain the help of ioo,000 Austrian troops by holding out to Francis of Austria the prospect of acquiring Silesia from Prussia.
The begging fakirs also go about with a lighted stick of incense in one hand, and holding out with the other an incense-holder (literally, "incense chariot"), into which the coins of the pious are thrown.
In chemical laboratories fusions with caustic alkalis are always effected in vessels made of gold or silver, these metals holding out fairly well even in the presence of air.
The Hungarian Government could claim the right to take independent economic measures for her own territory in war-time; a joint arrangement was only possible for the territories of the Dual Monarchy - which were united for tariff purposes - by agreements between the Austrian and Hungarian Governments; and since neither Government was exclusively concerned to carry out an adjustment of economic conditions solely in accordance with what was necessary for waging war and holding out with the supplies at their disposal, but each had also to champion the interests of one half of the monarchy against the other, the negotiations between the two Governments were often attended with the greatest difficulties, and constantly ended unsatisfactorily.
To 1 Isolated fortresses were still holding out for Napoleon in September 1815, e.g.Advertisement
In 1828 it was gallantly defended by Soliman Pasha, who, after holding out from the middle of May until the end of June, was allowed to march out with the honours of war.
A single survivor, Dr Brydon, reached the friendly walls of Jalalabad, where General Sale was gallantly holding out.
The scattered Republican detachments were defeated, only Naples and Pescara holding out.
Milan, which was holding out for the Romans, was also hard pressed by famine.
The great fortress served this purpose well by holding out as a base of resistance when the Athenians overran and occupied the rest of the country (457-447).Advertisement
Byng, who was then serving in the Channel with the rank of admiral, which he attained in 1755, was ordered to the Mediterranean to relieve the garrison of Fort St Philip, which was still holding out.
He reached England in March 1194, just in time to receive the surrender of the last two castles which were holding out in.
Perth did not finally fall into his hands till 1313; Edinburgh, Roxburgh and Stirling were still holding out in f314.
Murat himself had at first protected the sectarians, especially when he was quarrelling with Napoleon, but later, Lord William Bentinck entered into negotiations with them from Sicily, where he represented Great Britain, through their leader Vincenzo Federici (known as Capobianco), holding out promises of a constitution for Naples similar to that which had been established in Sicily under British auspices in 1812.
Gordon himself expected the town to fall before the end of December, and it is really difficult to understand how he succeeded in holding out until the 26th of January.Advertisement
She rose, holding out the glittering, finny garment, which flashed like a collapsed fish in the sunshine.
This agreement is represented on coins of Scaurus - Aretas kneeling by the side of a camel, and holding out an olive branch in an attitude of supplication.
He has been represented as the last of the Saxons - as a Saxon holding out against the Norman conquerors so late as the end of the 12th century (see Augustin Thierry's Norman Conquest, and compare Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe).
So acute did the quarrel become that there was a violent scene in full senate between the queen and the chancellor; and she urged Salvius to accelerate the negotiations, against the better judgment of the chancellor, who hoped to get more by holding out longer.
On entering the room now he crossed himself, turning toward the front corner of the room, and went up to Dolokhov, holding out a small, black hand.Advertisement
This is wonderful! she cried, holding out her hand to him.
If you're a student hoping to cash in all that graduation money for a new laptop, you may want to consider holding out until at least July if none of the computer sales in May or early June appeal to you.
If you have your eye on a particular style but are holding out for a sale, consider your options.
The wait for an ultrasound can be difficult but holding out for a few weeks is the best approach.