How to use Long-held in a sentence
Writing his weekly " Whalley Beat " column for the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times had encouraged him to fulfill his long-held ambition.
The moon has long held a fascination for the human race.
Among English families, the house of Howard has long held the first place.
Among the principalities of that northern region the first place was long held by Novgorod.
Included in the manor of Dovercourt, Harwich from 1086 was for long held by the de Vere family.Advertisement
He practised law in New York and Philadelphia, was chosen mayor of Philadelphia in 1828, and in 1829 was appointed by President Jackson, whom he had twice warmly supported for the presidency, United States attorney for the eastern district of Pennsylvania, a position long held by his father.
As to the origin of the name, it was long held to be derived from the river Yssel or Saal.
Here he at once took the place he so long held as one of the ablest preachers in Scotland.
The German poet, Wolfram von Eschenbach, whose Parzival in parts closely agrees with the Perceval and who was long held to be a mere translator of Chretien, differs widely in the setting of his story.
The archdeacon's court, the sessions and the county elections were long held at Lostwithiel, but all have now been removed.Advertisement
The first investigates mathematical facts relating to the earth as a whole, its figure, dimensions, motions, their measurement, &c. The second part considers the earth as affected by the sun and stars, climates, seasons, the difference of apparent time at different places, variations in the length of the day, &c. The third part treats briefly of the actual divisions of_the surface of the earth, their relative positions, globe and map-construction, longitude, navigation, &c. Varenius, with the materials at his command, dealt with the subject in a truly philosophic spirit; and his work long held its position as the best treatise in existence on scientific and comparative geography.
His sermons and devotional writings, which are very numerous, were long held in high estimation, and his Commentary on the Historical and Poetical Books of the Old Testament, in io vols., brought down as far as the Song of Solomon, was reprinted as recently as 1853.
It is true that other religions have been called missionary religions, and that one of them long held first place in the religious census of mankind.
His Encyclopaedia (1630), the most considerable of the earlier works of that class, was long held in high estimation.
He was sprung from a race the heads of which had been Celtic chiefs, had lost their lands in the wars of Ireland, and had felt the full weight of the harsh penal code which long held the Catholic Irish down.Advertisement
It was not till 1522 that Baber succeeded in permanently wresting Kandahar from the Arghuns, a family of Mongol descent, who had long held it.
Originally invaders, they have so long held a stake in the soil that they have become almost part of the indigenous population.
It was the cause of immense disasters to France; for after a promising beginning, both by land and sea, France suffered reverses which lost her both India and Canada and deprived her of the leading po s ition which she had so long held in Europe.
Somerset was in command; he showed hopeless incapacity and timidity, and in a few months the duchy which had been so long held by the swords of Bedford, York and Shrewsbury was hopelessly lost.
The resignation of the great minister who had so long held the reins of power coincided with a critical situation in Europe.Advertisement
Its acropolis long held out against Alexander in 333 and surrendered to him at last by arrangement.
He wrote books which have long held their place, La Petite Comtesse (1857), Dalila (1857), and in particular that universal favourite, Le Roman d'un jeune homme pauvre (1858).
In the long run, however, they can prove even more corrosive, for they undermine cultural certainties and challenge long-held taboos.
As part of a theater company embodying questions about life weÃ¢d deconstruct long held ideas through physical theater.
For most people too much psychological stress is associated with giving up long held beliefs, values or prejudices.Advertisement
During the troubles in the Cevennes (see Huguenots) he softened to the utmost of his power the rigour of the edicts, and showed himself so indulgent even to what he regarded as error, that his memory was long held in veneration amongst the Protestants of that district.
Amadeus did homage, in 1405, to the bishop for those of the newly acquired lands which he held from the bishop. But, after his power had been strengthened by his elevation (1417) by the emperor to the rank of a duke, and by his succession to the principality of Piedmont (1418, long held by a cadet branch of his house), Amadeus tried to purchase Geneva from its bishop, John of Pierre-Seise or Rochetaillee (1418-1422).
When fully developed, the number of cheek-teeth is, however, seven; and it is probable that, as in placentals, the first four of these are premolars and the remaining three molars, although it was long held that these numbers should P. ? ??
Disney has long held children's attention through imagery, celebrity and song.
Building a gingerbread house is a long-held Christmas tradition that will fill your house with the aroma of Christmas spices and can be a fun family project where everyone can share their gingerbread house ideas.
In other cultures, paper folding has long held an important place in Christmas tradition.
It's been long held by those who work with crystals for healing purposes that this kind of crystal is able to receive energy through one end and then transmit it out the other.
They came to America from Copenhagen, Denmark in 1987 intent on fulfilling a long-held desire to start their own business.
Crowds love feeling like their team has long-held traditions that promote team spirit and unity.